try the buffing, as I was thinking that might help. the other thing ( to do before paying to have them buffed) would be to hold them up to the light, bottom side towards you--if you see light shining through the main part of the disks, then buffing won't help, as that means the data layer has been scratched off. also, did you write on the disks at all? the data layer is right below the label on the top side (and read through the plastic bottom side), so it can be damaged--unlikely if they're kept put away, but always possible.
(aka Mommy_T) Central US
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