Blank CD suggestions

  mikeyb59 16:39 14 Jan 2004

My last two purchases of blank cd's were in spindle packs. As I used them I noticed that many of them were cracked from the centre outwards (possibly rough handling etc).

I realise that I could go back to the supplier concerned but due to the fairly low cost I really don't think its worth the time and effort.

I would like suggestions from others on the best deals around for jewel-cased cd's and any comments on cost/quality/delivery etc.


  toxin 16:58 14 Jan 2004

Hi mikeyb59!

I use Intenso 52x high quality,700mb,80mins, made in Germany, and stocked by my local computer shop.

Price £5.75 for 10 in jewel cases, never had a bad one yet, and I've some 150 in my rack.

Haven't checked the shop's website recently, but if it's any use here it is: click here


  thisisnighthawk 17:09 14 Jan 2004

safeways, 10 in normal cases £4.75 just been and got 100......they are Sony 700mb

  Stuartli 17:11 14 Jan 2004

Morrisons is still sellling the Imation 48x CD-Rs, 10 to a pack with cases, at £5.99, or three packs for £10.

Superb CD-Rs and never had a coaster after using more than 100 to date.

You get what you pay for and even if you get 100 or so on a spindle for what seems a great price, you still have to buy the cases.

In the end the cost difference is very small...

  Stuartli 17:17 14 Jan 2004

When Safeway does offers on CD-R etc media, they are usually quite good.

However, for the rest of the time the supermarket is trying to shift Memorex 12x, 16x and 32x CD-Rs at £7.99 for a pack of 10 with cases...:-)

Even more bizzare is that my local branch was offering Sony's equivalents at £6.99 for 32x and 24x at £7.99.

However, great though Safeway's weekly offers have proved, the sooner Morrison's gets the opportunity to sort out the company the better.

  mikeyb59 18:17 14 Jan 2004

Thanks for all the suggestions. Worth looking at except.......


.... unfortunately, living on the south coast I don't have any Morrisons near me. Hopefully, that will change soon...

  whatsupdoc 18:27 14 Jan 2004

asda do 10 for 3.75. cheap but they have cases and i havent had one fail yet

  Diodorus Siculus 18:28 14 Jan 2004

Aldi / Lidl both do CDs in cases for £3.99/10. I have used them a few times - generally though I prefer the spindles for backup purposes or put CDs into wallets.

  R4 19:59 14 Jan 2004

PCworld did Packard Bell x32 700MB on spindles of 25 for £7.50. all were perfect.

  mole44 20:06 14 Jan 2004

i`ve just got some cd`s from staples £9.99 for 50 on a spindle,can`t think of the make as i`m at work but they seem ok to mew for general use

  mikeyb59 15:20 15 Jan 2004

..... will check my local Asda & Safeway.

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