From: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Only Verbatim and Ritek have dual layer media on the market currently (at least the North American market). Several brands are OEMing to these manfuacturers, so prices may vary between them. Currently no wholesale cost has dropped below $5 USD per disc, with the exception of possibly VERY high volume orders. Retail prices will probably hit $3-$5 when Prodisc, Optodisc, and CMC get their media on the open market. CMC is VERY close, Prodisc and Optodisc are still working on it.
Canada; Leading the world in being just north of the U.S.A.