Thanks for all the info regarding writing on the discs with a marker. I’ll bet that it was just coincidence that I had two coaster in which I first wrote on them with a big fat red marker and then the third try succeeded, but I did not write on it until after I burned it.
As for ebay, the inflated shipping prices are the sellers’ way of getting around ebay’s increasing fees. Ebay does not take a cut of the shipping charges. I’ve bought stuff that was $1 with $20 shipping, but I knew what I was getting into and the item was worth $40 retail. I recently bought five new caller ID boxes for $18 including shipping. Let’s see you beat that at any brick & mortar retailer!
Don’t forget to include tax when you buy from a brick & mortar retailer.