US supplier of MCC004 PAPA white printables?

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#1

Does anyone know of an online supplier in the US who consistently sells 50 or 100 disc spindles of Verbatim MCC004 white printables with the PAPA source code?

What I’ve been getting from Amazon or Buy.com are PAP6 and, while these seem to be pretty good (Nero CD-DVD Speed quality test 94-96% burned in my Optiarc AD-7170A and checked in a BenQ 1640), I’d like to try some PAPA code discs to see if they’re significantly better. It seems to be the consensus here that the PAPA manufacturing source produces a better product.


#2

[quote=pcarey;2029488]Does anyone know of an online supplier in the US who [U]consistently[/U] sells 50 or 100 disc spindles of Verbatim MCC004 white printables with the [U]PAPA[/U] source code?

What I’ve been getting from Amazon or Buy.com are PAP6 and, while these seem to be pretty good (Nero CD-DVD Speed quality test 94-96% burned in my Optiarc AD-7170A and checked in a BenQ 1640), I’d like to try some PAPA code discs to see if they’re significantly better. It seems to be the consensus here that the PAPA manufacturing source produces a better product.[/quote]
There is no particular supplier of a batch code. The supplier is Verbatim USA, the manufactorer in the case of PAPA batched Verbs is CMC Magnetics in Taiwan. Its hit or miss unless you are in a B&M Store , buy it, open it ,look at the code and return it if its not what you want, its not worth the aggravation to buy these online.


#3

Searched online for your “B&M Store”, got a whole bunch of warnings from my Spyware/AntiVirus programs when I went to their site, so I think I’ll pass on that one. Guess that’s why I stick to Amazon or Buy.com and a few others.

I realize everything you said about the PAPA code originating from a particular manufacturing facility at CMC Magnetics. Having worked in manufacturing for nearly 40 years, I also know that different manufacturing facilities within a company supposedly making exactly the same product can and will produce different quality. Usually, it’s the machinery (different, older, not as well maintained) and sometimes it’s the personnel (more careless, bad attitude), but it happens often. I also know that those different facilities often will historically supply different customers. Sometimes, it’s the customer’s choice (if they’re picky on quality) as to which facility they will accept product from and (if not) it’s just chance as to where your production order is assigned. But, if you’re a big distributor and barring any production problems at the plant, the production usually stays where it’s first assigned.

I suppose that, since Amazon and Buy.com seem to get PAP6 consistently through their their supply chain, I was wondering if anyone else knew of a retailer who seemed to usually get PAPA from their distributor.


#4

[quote=pcarey;2029532]Searched online for your "B&M Store…[/quote] B&M store = Brick and Mortar store = The physical type of store you find in malls or on the street (as opposed to the virtual stores on the Internet).


#5

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2029556]B&M store = Brick and Mortar store = The physical type of store you find in malls or on the street (as opposed to the virtual stores on the Internet).[/QUOTE]

Hehe, took me a week or two of seeing that before I worked it out as well :bigsmile:


#6

Yeah, that was really dumb of me!

Worst part is that a Google Seach turned up a “Bargain Madness” store with the “B&M Store” logo. Appears their domain name is now inactive and being hosted by someone who feeds you a LOT of spyware when you click on that URL.


#7

[QUOTE=pcarey;2029637]Yeah, that was really dumb of me!

Worst part is that a Google Seach turned up a “Bargain Madness” store with the “B&M Store” logo. Appears their domain name is now inactive and being hosted by someone who feeds you a LOT of spyware when you click on that URL.[/QUOTE]

Ouch, thanks for the warning! :wink:

And not dumb at all - until I came here I’d never even heard “B&M” LOL :wink:


#8

Sorry for the mixup, I will not take [B]B&M[/B] for granted anymore[B].[/B] I will explain in more detail. My fault.:o


#9

I know the term well, cuz I use to be a floorman at a casino, B&M is a term used alot in casino cardroom lingo, heh.