You mean, it's a blank media levy intended to feed the bureaucracy like in Germany! (Luckily it isn't as bad here as it is in some other countries... yet?)
It's perfectly logical for us inferior beings that we must pay for something that we mustn't do anyway. :a
I buy media from shops in Luxembourg with a clear conscience. I know that this is not good for the local economy, but this is what an economy in a democrazy must expect.
Normal prices in the area where I live:
10 pack DVD+/-R (Fuji, Sony, TDK, Maxell, Verbatim): cakebox â‚¬ 7-9, jewel cases â‚¬ 10
25 pack DVD+/-R: â‚¬ 13-15
50 pack DVD+/-R: â‚¬ 22-30
25 pack CD-R: â‚¬ 6
50 pack CD-R (Fuji, Sony, TDK, Verbatim Super Azo): â‚¬ 10-12
Huge jewel-case ripoff:
5 jewel cases: â‚¬ 1.50 (never less)
10 jewel cases: â‚¬ 3
No bigger packs of jewel cases!
50 slim cases: â‚¬ 10
This place is messed up but looking at the Belgian or Austrian prices I'm quite happy that I can buy media in a shop if I need some badly instead of having to order and wait a week...