Hi grumpa and welcome:
Surplus computers has lite versions of Nero at very affordable prices. These versions should not be restricted to a particular burner and they don’t offer every Nero feature.
However, there are a number of other programs (free or commercial) that may better meet your needs and interests. As you posted in the Newbie section, members should feel free to suggest alternatives. It might help if you told us what you were trying to do (e.g. make audio cds, backup commercial movies, etc.).