Blu-Ray 25GB Writable Discs - 5 Pack - $6.99 at Aldi

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So, I was at Aldi today, looking to buy one of the Women's Weekly cookbooks in an offer submitted last week.

Didn't find any, but as always seems to happen in these situations, found something else to buy.

It's a 5 pack of 25GB BD-R discs, for the (I think) very reasonable price of $6.99. Useful for people with Blu-ray recorders in their computers or for people with Blu-ray recorders. Not sure of the quality, but the cheapest 5 pack I could find on Static Ice was $14.xx.

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    good find..

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      I read the sign as $9.99, so was a little surprised when it scanned at $6.99.

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        yeah tag showed $9.99 at my local aldi
        would it be the same price at every aldi?

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          I don't see why not?

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          Aldi has a national price policy.

        • +4 votes

          Read Aldi's T&C on National pricing policy!

          The manager almost dragged me over to read it - does not apply to Aldi limited stock 'special buys(tm)', or manager specials like this. Prices scan differently at different stores outside the sale period.

          Others have argued unsuccesfully that that policy should apply, after I posted a great deal I got, but other stores were still selling at full price.

          Has worked in my favour (once) - bought a TV on special & returned within 60 days to a store selling at full price. Made $100 - but didn't even realise it until I looked at the receipts when throwing them out.

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      Does buying these disks without a Blu ray player / recorder make me loose my ozbargain badge?

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        Absolutely not. The nature of OzB is all about impulse buying, especially things that you have no immediate use for. Then you just stockpile and hoard more stuff into your house, until eventually you need to buy a massive warehouse to store your lifetime accumulation of material possessions.

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        bluray writers will go down in price eventually. therefore you are saving money

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    I don't know if the discs themselves are good or not but I'd be willing to give it a go at that price if I had a bluray burner.

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    Wow, nice price, I'd buy quite a few at that price.

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    How long does a 25gb disc take to burn on max speed?

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      At 4X you're looking at around 25 minutes - with no verification after write, with verification the time increases to around double that (50min at 4X) ..

      The disk is still burnt at 4X but as burns a block, the drive goes back, reads the block and if it's readable it burns the next block… If a block fails, it uses reserved space on the disk and burns to that (and remaps the bad block).. This is similiar to bad block management in hard drives and in the case of bluray happens at the hardware level so your application doesn't need to worry about it - also all bluray drives support this in hardware…

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        wow so you're telling me with Blu-ray discs you don't get coasters like dvd-rs?

        i might buy myself a burner if this is true :)

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          Well a bad disc is still a bad disc and I wouldn't trust 25Gb of data on it, but if a disc is a good brand with say a speck of dust or imperfection that's when I think you'll benefit from the error correction - also means you dont actually have to verify after burning like I do with DVD..

          As for burner I recently last week purchased a LG burner (BH14NS40) for $109 on ebay that does BD-XL (upto 125gb) and 12X burning… also supports m-disc media which a little birdie tells me should become more obtainable in Australia come July.

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          You can get a much better Pioneer Burner for 110 at any UMART of MSY.

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        Are you certain about this?
        I have never burnt BDs, but this is not how CD/DVD verification works. It also doesn't sound right either.
        Typically, the entire disc is burnt, then the application will just read back the entire disc, comparing it against the files you burnt them from.
        I'm not sure if this is because the burning operation cannot be 'paused' or interrupted, but reading back written blocks is very inefficient in terms of performance - the drive would have to write a block, wait for the disc to spin back, read the block, then wait again for the disc to spin back so it can write the next block.

  • -3 votes

    not bad, 10x 25gb br @ msy = $20 or $4 each.

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      10 discs for $20 = $2 ea

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        Great…you just ruined it for MSY.

  • +2 votes

    i have never managed to find any of these deals at my local aldi. and if i do i will + this deal but at the moment its just a dream for me.

    will continue to get my verbatims on ebay.

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      You do realise that +'s don't cost you anything?

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      YES. I can never seem to find the listed deals. Either they run out in the first hour or they simply do not stock them.

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    Do most notebooks / PCs have blu ray burners nowadays? I thought that whole technology had been effectively skipped, or is it just becoming popular now?

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      Yes, but dont expect an entry level $350 notebook to have one.
      Put it this way, I think more laptops are shipping with a BD player instead of DVD burner, when it comes to optical drives.
      Out of those, majority will have BD players, not burners.

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        A blu ray drive also doubles as a DVD "burner"!

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    Good deal !

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    Does 25gb cover a 1080p movie with HD audio?

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      Hell yes, with extra space to boot for special features and bonus content!

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      It's called blu-ray…

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      depending on a few things like:
      1. Bitrate of video and audio
      2. Length of movie

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      I find you still have to often compress movies or burn them without the added features if you dont want to compress them in order to make them fit onto a single layer BD.

  • +1 vote

    Like bern1992, I was also looking for something else in my local ALDI (Wagga Wagga) today. And saw they had a few of these 5 packs reduced to clear as the outer cardboard packs were very raggedy looking. And I do mean tattered & torn. But the shrinkwrapped disks inside were all fine. Stickers on the packs showed the prices dropping from $9.99 to $7.99 to $5.99. So I grabbed all 6 packs and was gobsmacked when they scanned at $3.99!!

    Very happy with THAT purchase, I can tell you! And no, there's none left, I got the lot!

    • +1 vote

      0.66c a disc! You must be on cloud 9 in blu ray heaven.

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        Sure am Wolfenator87, sure am!

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      I'm really confused because that's my local store haha (it says on the receipt). They all looked fine though. Glenny or Central?

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        Hahaha, what a cack! I got mine at Southcity @ Glenfield. I hadn't looked at your image, you were in Central eh? What a small world. Was planning on going into town in the morning, are there any left down there?

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          Maybe 8 or 9 but I think they were all $6.99.

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    These have been cheap at aldis for awhile now. I remember seeing them a few weeks ago and I thought they looked really cheap but since I haven't bought any blurays for ages I wasn't sure how good the price was.

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    was $4.99 at my local Aldi, didn't buy because I bought some cheap BD+RE DL from Japan instead.

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    Anyone seen any stock in any Victorian ALDI?

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      Saw some at Epping Plaza, $4.99. Looked like they had about 10 boxes in one of the side stands full of the cheap stuff. Grabbed a couple but gave up when the lady at the front of the long queue had a box of about 50 oranges which needed to be transferred to another box. Life's too short.

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    I saw a few of these, near the checkout, at the Broady Aldi's. Picked up a few boxes some weeks ago.

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    women's weekly…lol =)

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      The only people who knock Women's Weekly cookbooks are people who've never used Women's Weekly cookbooks.

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      at least they don't do a mag called Woman's Monthly.

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        I would buy it if it was called "Women" Monthly

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          WHOOSH

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    Where can I find cheap HD-DVD writable discs? :D

    • +6 votes

      In a computer museum?

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    Remember when DVDs were this expensive.

    • +2 votes

      Not really, but I can remember when CD-Rs were.

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      Like MrZ says, I remember when CDRs were those prices. The radio station I worked for bought a CD burner for about $500 and a stack of blanks by Verbatim for about $5 each. I was (still am!) the company nerd so they let me be in charge of it. Geez my friends thought I was a great guy back then! ;)

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        My first CD burner was $550, which was considered cheap at the time. Most burners back then were write only, but mine did rewrite as well. It was a Ricoh (do they even still make drives??), and did 2x write/rewrite. 4x burners were readily available then but I wanted the rewrite function so settled for 2x.

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          Yes! Ours was a Ricoh as well. And I remember it used to take about half an hour to burn a disk so it must've also been 2x. Used to spend half the weekend burning "Top 15" CDs to use the following week. And a few extras for mates, hence my sudden increase in popularity!

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          Cool stories. I remember when the kid in school with the cd-burner became my best friend. "Like OMG, you can copy discs on your dad's pc?, awesome!". This was the late 90s.

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        I remember when 3.5" floppies were more than this as a teenager for my Amiga.

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    If your in Queensland check out this gumtree post apparently this is from a supplier in Rocklea.

    Works out to be 1.28 a disc thats 40cents cheaper.

    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/rocklea/cd-s-dvd-s/ritek-blu-...

  • +1 vote

    OK young'uns who speak of inexpensive $500 CD burners…… the first burner I sold was seventeen years ago (1995), and I can still easily pull up the purchase order showing the wholesale price of the RICOH RS9200CD (software included) was $3,275 PLUS sales tax (probably 20% at that time). We sold it for $4,749 tax inclusive (though I think it may be worth less now).

    From memory, it was around the size of a current large AIO inkjet printer.

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      I remember buying my first HP Burner in 1997 for about $1000.
      It was a bit bigger than an X360.. And was FAST! 2x!

      I still have it in a box somewhere.. Couldn't bring myself to throw it out..

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        Sentimental attachment. Oh, how I grow fond of my old computers and peripherals, even after their useful lifespan, that I feel hesitant to discard them forever.

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          We're attached cause we pay good money for it & also because we all love our tech otherwise we wouldn't have bought it in the first place. Right? :-)

          Still have my HP external CD-RW from '98. Cost $800 from Hardly Normal!

  • -1 vote

    tempted to neg the deal as you cant get them in WA

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    around $500 for first CD writer in 1998 i think…

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    Picked up 6 packs at $4.99 each. About 20 left at arndell park

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    They were $7.99 at my local aldi was hoping they would have scanned cheaper bought 2 boxes heaps left.

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    can't find them in Baulkham Hills, North Strathfield and Meadowbank - NSW.

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      should have gone to arndell park

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      Might have to go hunting for those round, tingy-blue shiny things tomorrow!

  • +1 vote

    quaaaality is hardly ever heard, and mostly what I neeeed from youhooo.

    (Billy Joel anyone?)

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