Just did some shopping at Office depot as they have [till tomorrow, March 24] Maxell 100pk 16x DVD+R for just $22.99. There are two different versions of the same sku on the shelf, one made by CMC and the other by Ritek… so which one to buy??
I first noticed a slight difference in packaging, one had closed cell foam spacers under the cake box dome, the other had no spacers at all [thicker discs??]. Both had the same cake box bases [no hole in bottom], same UPC codes labeled “made in Taiwan”, and the shrink labels were identical with one tiny easy to miss exception… a suffix after the part number. One is PN:051258/RT and the other PN:051258/CMC. Not much mystery as to who made which discs.
Sooo… Which would you buy, CMC or Ritek? I don’t have the exact media codes as that would take buying both and opening them up. Another choice would be Sony +R 100 packs at both Staples and Best Buy for $24.99. I saw nearly identical packaging variations in the Sony packs at Office Depot, and have seen threads with people preferring Sony’s typically found at one store vs. another.