I used to buy the bargain basement ones, but after getting a pile of bad recording. Freeze ups, failure to start, poor quality records, etc. I did my homework and found that Verbatims are the best quality for the price. And unless someone else is having a special sale on them, you will not beat amazons prices.
Nowadays, I don't record much on CD/DVDs any more. I usually just steam it from Netflix, or use flashdrives, and External HDDs.