Last time I got a membership, it was to get a canon printer a few years back. At a later date, I got a 15$ pack of ilford paper. Thats it. The paper cost me 30$ and the printer at 15$ more was as expensive as anyone else (and canon said the sams club model was a special deal so I got screwed out of a 30$ canon rebate).
They have good prices and I would shop there if they were across the street. They are not really that far, but in city traffic it can take an hour to get there and gas is 3$ a gallon so it's gotta be a really good deal. thats why I would rather pay 10 percent (they used to have options to shop without a membership, intended for you to try it).
Of course they are across the street from where I rent porn (wait a minute, this is not the livingroom).
Even more years back, I had and used a sams mebership often and it was well worth it but more local where you could just go and look or pick something up.
About media, I do not burn near as much as I used to, but buy a little every time a good deal comes along, so I got so much stacked on the shelf, its a 50 year supply at my current rate (though I need to burn through a few hundred doing backups, all the crap on my drives, not movies, if I ever get to it). I was more asking for a friend that just got a cd printer and has no good printable media (though I just got one too, the 3 50 packs of verbs I got at microcenter should last a while as I am trying to burn through other media too, but eventually I'll need more). Maybe between the two of us we can convince someone to guest pass us(if they still do that).
Anyway, nice heads up for my friend (maybe he has a membership), and for me in the future and others. By the way, don't you hate how when I drink, my posts are always a page or longer.....