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Alfred Okocha March 31st, 2004 10:53 AM

How $$ is a miniDV tape where you are?

A possibility to shot a doc in Sweden surged and I wonder if any of the swedes here could tell me how much you have to pay for a SONY miniDV tape.

here in Brazil they are around 21 reais which is more or less 7 USD. Should I stock up here or buy there?

It would be good to know about other countries to.. if in transit somewhere is good place to buy..


Ignacio Rodriguez March 31st, 2004 11:10 AM

Here it's also US$ 7 for a Sony 60min tape with no chip. The new transparent colored shells, the ones they sell here have a green lid, but there are supposed to be other colors available. These are not the ones that came with the blue wrapper (some people seem to have had trouble with those, and they were more expensive, go figure).

Federico Dib March 31st, 2004 12:32 PM

In Barcelona you can find the Sony Premium 60 (the cheapest) around 5€... If looked properly you can get them at less than 4€, if looked wrongfully.. you can pay twice itīs price.

(sorry donīt know how much is the Euro - Dollar exchange right now)...

Aaron Koolen March 31st, 2004 12:50 PM

Sony Premiums here in New Zealand are about NZ$62 for a 5 pack which is about NZ$12.50 each which ~= US$8 that's at a place I eventually found that does a good price. In normal appliance stores etc, you're paying around NZ$20-30 for them.

Not cheap. I now order from B&H when I want tapes. Come in about NZ$8 each if I order 30+. And remember, that includes shipping all the way over here.


Richard Alvarez March 31st, 2004 01:34 PM

$4.45 - US when I buy in bulk. (50 tapes or more)

Boyd Ostroff March 31st, 2004 02:31 PM

Here in southern New Jersey I just paid $5.94/each for Sony Premiums at WalMart (sold in twin-packs). Best Buy sells them for $6.63 each (in 3-packs).

Mike Rehmus March 31st, 2004 03:56 PM

I just paid about $3.50 each in a lot of 50 tapes from Tape Resources.

Our sponsor, whoops, went to get their URL and they aren't listed. Maybe they dropped. Anyway, I used them whenever their price was near TR's. But the sub-$4 price is nice.

Rik Sanchez March 31st, 2004 08:57 PM

When I get a pack of 10, I pay $3.60 per tape for the sony 60 min. Sometimes they are the colored casings, sometimes not.

I always shop at the big electronics neighborhood, Den Den Town. One store there sells nothing but blank tapes, cd's and dvd's. It's sort of like the baby brother of Tokyo's Akihabara.

Alfred Okocha April 1st, 2004 03:44 AM

Anything from the Swedes?


Frank Granovski April 1st, 2004 04:07 AM

I buy Fuji's in a 3-pack for about $18 Canadian. ($1.00 Canadian = approx. $0.75 US)

Franco Zefferi April 1st, 2004 06:21 AM

In Italy I pay € 3,75 each for Fuji DVC60 tape in a box of 5 pieces.


Trond Saetre April 2nd, 2004 01:19 AM

In Norway, the Sony Premium costs around US$10 .
The Sony Exellence costs around US$18.

It might be the same (or a little less) in Sweden.

Alfred Okocha April 2nd, 2004 05:58 AM

Wow, Norway IS expensive. Does that go for cameras and equipment too?

Daymon Hoffman April 3rd, 2004 07:06 PM

Australia - I can get a pack of 5 for $48AUD. which at the moment converts to $7.35US. (our dollar is high at the moment so usually its $15US). This is only speaking in my area.

Any Australians know any online sites that sell them please let me know as i cant find any online sites with any decent selection/price.

Peter Jefferson April 6th, 2004 02:53 AM

Pana DVM63MQ (No chip) $9.50 each -
as above 83min with chip $13.00 each

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