Hi Jesterrace, it seems that you were a little bugged with my statements about TY prices. I know the price, online and offline from time to time. That is why I carefully wrote:
"Here in the US we can get TY, Verbatim, Maxell around 80 cents a piece or less.." to cover the regular price at local bestbuy, compusa, rima, etc...
"if they are on sale we can get for half the price, $0.40 or less.." to cover the sale price at bestbuy, shop4tech etc.
Note the bold part. The other reason I did not detail the price from store to store (offline/online) is because he is not in the US, just wanted to give him the big picture.