Lite-On has a great reputation for quality and performance in optical media burners. I’ve used them (among others) since the 90s and have never experienced a failure.
But recently the CD head of my Lite-On 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive Optical Drive IHAS124-14 fell over after 7 months of very light use. Maybe 10 burns total? 😦 I started a warranty replacement inquiry with the Amazon seller but figured I’d get a new one on the way. I’ll use the replacement, if any, as a spare.
So I find the best price for a new one is on NewEgg, $19.99 – $6 promo as listed on their own page.
Coolio. Total price (free slow shipping) = $13.99. So I add it and check out.
The promo goes in fine and subtracts $6 as designed. I’m happy.
I choose paypal payment and do that. Return to NewEgg for finalization:
I bailed and bought it from Amazon after all. I’ll send a copy of this blog entry to NewEgg.
Update: NewEgg responded and is checking it out, asking the right questions. Props to them. Hopefully it will help the next guy.