SMART AND FRIENDLY SLASHES CD-RW MEDIA PRICES UP TO 42%.Citing economies of scale, Smart and Friendly Inc., Chatsworth, Calif., the industry's No. 1 retail supplier of CD-RW (CD-ReWritable) The only rewritable CD technology. CD-RW disks look like other CD media, but with close inspection, they have a more polished surface with a very dark blue-gray cast. media, has announced price reductions of as much as 42 percent on its complete line of CD-RW media.
With the new lower pricing, CD-RW users can burn and edit their own music, audio, data, video or mixed-mode CDs for less than $0.004 per MB.
In a related announcement, Smart and Friendly reported that its CD-RW Media 3-Pack (SAF SAF Safety
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"Smart and Friendly is committed to leading the market in providing users with the very latest CD technology at the most competitive prices in the market," explained Perry Solomon, Smart and Friendly president and chief executive officer.
"The shear volume of CD-RW Media that Smart and Friendly sells enables us to continuously drive down prices. A CD-RW disc that our competitors sold for upwards of $30 just 18 months ago, we now sell for just $3.19!" added Solomon.
With the new, dramatically lower prices, Smart and Friendly customers can have all of the benefits that recordable CDs provide plus ReWritability.
Now individual users and hobbyists, as well as software developers, music groups, government agencies and educational institutions can record beta releases or test recordings; new files can be appended to the disc; earlier sets can be erased; and the CD-ReWritable disc can be used again and again.
Shipping now, the 4x CD-RW 3-Pack was reduced from an estimated street price (ESP (1) (Enhanced Service Provider) An organization that adds value to basic telephone service by offering such features as call-forwarding, call-detailing and protocol conversion. ) of $14.99 to $8.99, providing a savings of 40 percent. 4x CD-RW ReWritable Blank Media has been reduced from an ESP of $5.49 to just $3.19, a 42 percent reduction. Smart and Friendly's 9-Pack Plus RW - 9 CD-RW Discs with a Free CD Organizer, which was previously $29.99, now has an ESP of $20.99, a 30 percent drop.
The popular CD-RW 3-Pack has been reduced 30 percent, from $9.99 to $6.99 ESP; and single CD-RW ReWritable Blank Media, previously available for $3.49, is now $2.49 ESP after a 29 percent drop.
About Smart and Friendly
Smart and Friendly is recognized as the industry's largest privately held manufacturer of CD-Recordable, CD-ReWritable, CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
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Smart and Friendly was also selected by NewMedia Magazine as one of the digital media industry's most influential suppliers, and placed on the NewMedia 500 List. Solomon was recently named to the board of directors of the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA (Optical Storage Technology Association, Cupertino, CA, www.osta.org) A membership organization composed of major optical drive manufacturers. Established in 1992, its purpose is to endorse standards and promote the use of optical media in computing. ) and is chairman of the market development committee.
Smart and Friendly products are available at leading retail outlets including American TV, Best Buy, CDW CDW - data warehouse , CompUSA, ComputAbility, Damark, DataVision, Fred Meyer, Fry's Electronics Fry's Electronics is a specialty retailer of software, consumer electronics, computer hardware and household appliances with a chain of superstores headquartered in Silicon Valley. Starting with one store located in Sunnyvale, California, USA, the chain now boasts sales of $2. , the good guys!, Insight Direct, J&R Computer World, Micro Center, MicroWarehouse, Nationwide Computers, Nebraska Furniture Mart, PC Connection, Staples, Value America Value America or VA (valueamerica.com, va.com) was a dot-com company founded in Nevada in 1996 by Craig Winn and Rex Scatena, and relocated to Charlottesville, Virginia in February of 1998. and Wal-Mart, and to resellers through D&H, Ingram Micro, Merisel and Tech Data.
Smart and Friendly products are available internationally through a network of in-country distributors and globally through CHS (Cylinder Head Sector) An earlier method of addressing a hard disk by referencing all three physical elements of the drive. It was superseded by logical block addressing (see LBA). , Ingram Micro and Tech Data.
For product and sales information, contact Smart and Friendly at 20520 Nordhoff St., Chatsworth, Calif. 91311; phone 800/959-7001 or 818/772-8001; fax 818/772-2888; http://www.smartandfriendly.com. Smart and Friendly also offers free technical support over a toll-free line.