Just the other day i bought a pack of 52 cd's from kmart for about $14.99 Aust. Over a number of years, i've always used the Ritek brand simply because it's my cheapest cd at kmart, and i only use then for a short month or two month period at a time, so the life of each freshly burnt disc isn't an issue.
I say this because my brother-in law used the exact same cd's for backing up files on his computer several years ago, and when these cd's were accessed only recently the cd's had corroded all around the side, rendering the disc useless. At a price of $16.99 per 50, the recordable cd's are cheap, and are what i believe to be best for short term use with cd players and whatnot. Being 52 speed, the discs burn at a fast rate (if a good burner is used), minimising waiting time during the burning process, unlike other cheap cd's which always seem to be 12, 24 or 48.
For those wanting to burn the cd's and keep them in the assosiated cases, these cd's are not for you. Due to the sheer number, the cd's come in a spindle and are taken out as they're being used. I highly recommend these for owners of cd cases/cd books.
So next time your burning, consider the Verbatim cd's, cheap, reasonably reliable if not being used for more then a yr or two, and fast for allowing a quicker turnover of discs.