Next weeks ads (2/27/11) US

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#1

Good morning, myce! It is once again time to examine this week’s in-store media roundup:

Office Depot: TDK 16x +R and -R 100 packs, $ 19.99

Office Depot: Memorex 52x CD-R 700mb Patterns 10 packs, $ 3.99

Office Depot: Memorex 52x CD-R 700mb 50 packs, $ 7.99

Office Depot: Memorex 52x CD-R 700mb LS 50 packs, $ 12.99

Office Depot: TDK 52x CD-R 700mb 100 packs, $ 12.99

Best Buy: Memorex 16x +R and -R 100 packs, $ 19.99

Best Buy: Memorex 16x +R and -R 50 packs, $ 12.99

Best Buy: Memorex 52x CD-R 700mb 100 packs, $ 9.99

Best Buy: Memorex 52x CD-R 700mb 50 packs, $ 7.99

Best Buy: Memorex 52x CD-R Black 700mb 50 packs, $ 10.99

Staples: Memorex 16x +R and -R 50 packs, $ 15.99

Staples: Memorex 16x +R and -R 100 packs, $ 19.99

Staples: Memorex 52x CD-R 700mb 100 packs, $ 9.99

Fry’s: DataRight 16x +R and -R 100 packs w/o spindle, $ 12.99

Fry’s: Maxell 4x BD-R 15 packs, $ 19.99

Walgreens: Maxell 16x +R and -R 25 packs, $ 8.99

Walgreens: Maxell 52x CD-R Music 30 packs, $ 8.99

Walgreens: Maxell 52x CD-R 700mb 30 packs, $ 8.99

Radio Shack: TDK 16x +R and -R 50 packs, $ 10.99

Radio Shack: TDK 52x CD-R 700mb 100 packs, $ 14.99


#2

Thanks for posting the roundup. :clap:

Too bad it’s another disappointing week of sales. :frowning:


#3

Thank you Dalen


#4

Thanks Dalen :clap:
No more good media on the retail level anymore :sad:


#5

Thanks Dalen,
budzos


#6

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2577483]Thanks Dalen :clap:
No more good media on the retail level anymore :sad:[/QUOTE]
You ain’t lyin’! :sad:

BTW Belated thanks to Dalen.


#7

[QUOTE=jamescooley1;2577483]Thanks Dalen :clap:
No more good media on the retail level anymore :sad:[/QUOTE]

I agree, but why? I was shocked when Sam’s Club stopped selling the Verbatim AZO discs and switched to Memorex.

Now, the only place to find either Verbatim AZO or Ty’s is online at a few select vendors. Has the world gone stupid! Surely, experienced computer users don’t buy these inferior retail DVD’s. Or do they?


#8

[QUOTE=Senor Bag;2578452]I agree, but why? I was shocked when Sam’s Club stopped selling the Verbatim AZO discs and switched to Memorex.

Now, the only place to find either Verbatim AZO or Ty’s is online at a few select vendors. Has the world gone stupid! Surely, experienced computer users don’t buy these inferior retail DVD’s. Or do they?[/QUOTE]

There are two awful trends in B&M retail. One is the trend of offering the cheapest goods at the highest prices regardless of overall quality (the cost to profit ratio) without the consumer suspecting this is the case. Many people who buy media aren’t educated about the quality of the products they are buying. For most people, if dvd recordable media does what they want it to do… that is record and play back/read the data written, then that’s good enough for them (the inital impression). However, the educated consumer will move on to the “smell test” which is the long-term suvivability of the data recorded and be interested in the types of materials and quality scans of the data to correlate with long-term survivability of the data written. 95% of the media sold at Brick and Mortar stores are of inferior quality to AZO or similar type dvd media, yet are costing 85-95% of the price of AZO media… so in real terms you are getting ALOT less quality for negligabile price difference per disc (in most cases less than 5 cents a disc when in comparable discounts applied). I also learned the hard way not to buy the value media, even if it has a good brand such as Taiyo Yuden… their value-branded discs are just as horrible as the higher quality B&M stuff. Buy ONLY the good stuff, and if it happens to be sold online-- than so be it. Vote with your $$.