DUDE- you are the MUTHAPHUCKIN' MAN!
I missed getting into my local BB yesterday, so I got in there at 10 today only to find out they were completely sold out on the shelves. Having one of the guys check the inventory, the store itself was out, but I had him do a search and there were 12 of these in the Downey store for $5 ea! I shot down there as quickly as I could, and for a minute was ticked 'cause they didn't have any on the shelves. I had a guy go check in the back, and he came out with one. I said "That can't be all you've got?!" He asked me "How many did I want?" I could somewhat tell he'd wanted a couple for himself, so I only picked up 10 boxes. What you said about "not calling" has got to be for real, 'cause he'd stonewalled going to the back in the first place and wouldn't have if I hadn't pressed him, I'm sure he'd known they were that cheap.
Since lately I've been burning nothing but DL disks, 100 Verbatim MKM-001 DL disks (which overspeed nicely at 4x and 6x in my NEC) for $55.00 out-the-door-with-tax is an EXCELLENT deal! Thanks again!
I wonder why they're clearing them out? The SKU is showing "deleted" in the computer.