February 7th, 2008

CD-R King – Pirate Kings of Smuggling?

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The Optical Media Board (OMB) slapped CD-R King with a P1.5 million penalty for failing to produce permits for some of its optical media disc importations.

CD-R King is a registered company allowed by the OMB to import blank, rewritable optical discs. Valenzuela (of OMB) said that the OMB is also seeking the cancellation of the license of CD-R King to sell optical media in the country.

As if things couldn’t get any worse, they were even found using pirated softwares in their business operations. Tsk tsk.

Coincidentally, OMB has recently conducted its “validation inspection” to verify a tip it received that the same company was using unlicensed software in its operations in the country.


CD-R hit the jackpot years ago after setting the trend of selling dirt-cheap recordable compact discs. They now have over 60 branches all over the country. I remember seeing their first store in Greenhills Virra Mall. The place was packed. It took me 30 minutes to get my stack of CD’s. Up to now, they’re selling CD’s like hotcakes. Goes to show that Pinoys have a penchant for sharing movies and songs (whoops). CD-R King has also ventured into super cheap computer accessories. Their mice, headphones, USB sticks are actually pretty good. Yeah, you can call it the poor man’s Best Buy.

It makes me wonder though if this whole sting operation was legitimate or is the OMB after something other than enforcing the law? Hmmm. Someone’s gonna have a ton of BenQ CD’s in his garage today, that’s for sure.

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  1. 64 Comments

  2. duh said...

    WHY NOT START REPORTING ALL THE WHINERY TO DTI?

    Jan 6, 2011

  3. dy said...

    hah? sigurado kaba? nakita ko ung pc ng store nila inaupdate pa. fake ba un? mapaphiya klang/.

    Jan 26, 2011

  4. Jeff said...

    At least for the past years CD-R KING helped millions of people in so many different ways. Thank you CD-R KING. More power.

    Feb 11, 2011

  5. EmmanReyes said...

    Ok naman mga product ng CDR king ang hindi lang ay yun low tech na resibo…

    Feb 16, 2011

  6. william said...

    bought 2 avr’s both 500watts so it says, yung una ginamit lng ng 1 month sira na at ng ibalik ko syempre tpos na warranty me service charge daw na halos kasing presyo ng AVR ( ano ito gaguhan o lokohan ) edi inuwi ko knlng tapos yung isa ang specs eh SVR-500 gumagana pero yung PC ko nag o auto-shut off ng buong taon at pabalik balik ako sa gilmore pra pa check ang CPU at hilong talilong na lahat ng Technician pinalitan na lahat ng piyesa at nag-upgrade pa ako at dagdag memory, lagay ng video card na mataas specs,palit ng cables atbp. nag reformat ng paulit ulit nagpalit ng OS ng paulit ulit PERO wala pa din nag o auto-shut off pa din ang PC 3 days from now pinalitan ko ang AVR ng mas cheaper brand then at long last nka bukas lahat ng browser at applications at downloading at 3 days nka bukas ang PC hindi na namamatay o nag o auto shut-off ang CULPRIT eh yang produkto ng p…tng..i…ng CD-R KING na yan na walang kwenta na ang serbisyo pati produkto at kaya pala 2 weeks lang ang warranty kasi cgurado sila na 1 month lng itatagal ng items nila (hindi lahat) pero nasaan ang quality control at proteksyon ng customer-WALA at ipapaayos mo pba kung ang presyo eh konti nlng eh bago na.?!@#%*^”#* sana sa dagat dagatang apoy mapunta ang me ari nito

    Mar 4, 2011

  7. ryan said...

    yung nabili ko sa kanilang dual usb gamepad, sabi sakin nung una hindi daw compatible sa windows 7, ubuntu, etc, windows xp lang… di ako naniwala, binili ko pa din 180 lang naman, ngayon gamit na gamit sya sa mga emulators(psX, neo geo, snes) maski sa stepmania ayos na ayos para akong may old skool na console sa bahay, naging gaming station ang laptop ko… hehehe eto ang pinaka sulit na nabili ko sa cdr-king kaya di ko na lang pinansin ang customer service

    Apr 3, 2011

  8. Diego said...

    Para sa akin ok lang yung mga blank cds/dvd nila pero on thing for sure, fail yung most ng mga electronic gadgets nila.

    Yung mga mp3/4 players, they suck bigtime! tunog lata yung speakers, earphones, at headsets nila at madaling masira. Yung usb mouse nila 3 months lang may topak na at bumigay na after 4 months.

    BTW bago kayo kumagat sa mga lahat ng mga produkto nila do some research first sa mga website ng mga pc stores sa gilmore.

    Around 3K ang 640gb external hd ng cdr king.
    Around the same price din ang 1TB na external hd(western digital na yun) ng some pc shops sa gilmore. That proves that cdr king does not always sell the cheapest priced products.

    Apr 11, 2011

  9. pasensya na, engot lang said...

    kahit saan tindahan at tinda, may gud at bad experience. kaya nga sumikat cdrking kasi mura at madaming pagpipilian. pag natapat ka sa factory defect, sori talaga. ganon talaga tao, iyong mareklamo, may ibabayad pero ayaw bumili ng mahal..tingnan mo, karamihan ng mareklamo at sumusumpa, iyong mataas ang aral at mayaman..in the first place, kung matalino at mayaman ka..dont go to cdrking kc cheap, tapos magrereklamo ka..doon ka sa pangyaman..tutal milyon ginastos mo for ur education tapos magtyatyaga ka sa cdr king..mahirap talaga kapag umaasenso ang cdr king..dami galit at inggit..simple lng, ayaw mo ng cdrking, huwag..wala namang pilitan..kung toyota at honda, may recall e..plus nagbuwis pa ng mga buhay..lahat ng bagay may katapat. dami kc tao gusto ng BMW, Benz at Audi, pero gustong bumayad ng pandyip.

    Apr 17, 2011

  10. weng said...

    Yes i believe that low price means ussualy
    low quality.China made products is often dubbed
    as fake or peke but on the contrary that is not
    always the case.manufacturer in china can give
    a quality product {whatever it is}as long as your willing to pay for it.My cousin once gave me a radio se am/fm from new york and the label
    at the back of the radio reads Made in China!
    Most of Cdrs products came from China Electronics,mostly.I think its safe to say that
    it only depends on how much the buyer wants to pay.

    Aug 7, 2011

  11. weng said...

    Hayyy if i were a millionaire id buy products
    From US Germany,Japan he he he.The truth is deciding what or where to buy also depends sa wallet natin.Purchasing power natin mababa eh..and im sure China is well aware of that!I know China is also exporting products to countries like US,Canada ETC.If we want to trade
    quality for price then..ggo to the nearest cdr store.

    Aug 7, 2011

  12. Kaizer64 said...

    tsambahan lang rin naman ang pag bili sa cdrking..maswerte ka kung makabili ka ng product na magtatagal. may nabili akong USB btooth, 4 yrs na siya ngaun ok pa naman

    Dec 28, 2011

  13. Radiation said...

    tang ina mo andrew. “you can call it the poor man’s Best Buy.” oo mahirap lang kamng pinoy pero puta ka

    Dec 31, 2011

  14. Paull said...

    CD-R KIng has been successful cos they are CHEAP
    And, like any franchise, they have a system
    and there is one other thing:
    Filipinos want champagne quality items at Red-Horse prices
    If you want Quality, pay for it, if you want cheeep, be happy with it
    Seems too many fil folks are cheapskates

    Jan 11, 2013

  15. Diego Silang said...

    Thumbs down sa CD R King… Low quality mga memory cards and thumbdrives nila… sakin cdrking 8gb pero lahat ng mga files ko nasira, corrupted lahat, nasayang ang mga files lalo na mga pictures ko na nakalagay dun… stick to the QUALITY not QUANTITY..

    Oct 26, 2014

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