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DVD-R blank media prices crashing massively. Why?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Jules, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Jules

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    Over last 6 weeks or so, the price of DVD-R media has been absolutely crashing through the floor.

    25 Datawrite Yellows (x4) have dropped from around £18 to less than £11.
    25 Bulpaq orange (x4) are now less than a tenner.
    25 Datawrite Red v2 (okay they aren't the greatest disc, but if they work for you, they work) have gone from around £18 to £7.99!!!
    Ritek's are also massively more affordable.

    Why all of sudden? Would discs bought now be of lower quality than those bought say ..3 months ago?
    I've just bought a mix of 75 discs, and its cost me a little over £30!
     
  2. Rasczak

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    Demand is driving down prices. They will go alot lower before the year is out.
     
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    Same thing happened early on with blank CDs.

    Believe it or not, the first CD-RW disc I bought (Hewlett-Packard 2x speed) cost GBP14.75. For one.
     
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    Same with everything,leave it long enough and it gets cheaper.
     
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    Could it be related to the plummeting dollar exchange rate?
     
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    fantastic I was about to order some more.
     
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    also possibly caused by the arrival of 8x discs
     

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