This is really stupid and annoying.
I just got off the phone with the customer service at the BestBuy store and she tells me that they don't have any more H42L's in stock. And the only thing I can do is exchange the one I have for another brand of dvd burner and pay the difference or hunt around to other BestBuy stores in the area and see if they happen to have a H42L in stock.
What's really annoying is that the reason I decided to buy from BestBuy is to avoid all this BS. I would have simply bought my drive online from some place like Newegg, but it's always such a hassle to spend weeks upon weeks mailing things back and forth when you have to exchange something. If you buy it at a store front you just walk back in and exchange it.
But I've been reading more and more complaints specifically about the LG's purchased from BestBuy. Apparently BestBuy has a history of obtaining faulty burners from companies because of a schedule that they need to have met. And from what I've been reading the quality of the LG's from BestBuy is in serious question.
So now I don't really know what to do. I'm leaning towards just dropping the H22L back off at CrapBuy and getting my money back and ordering a H42N (which is what I wanted to begin with because I NEVER use Lightscribe) from Newegg. Of course, if the H42N from Newegg ends up being faulty it'll be another bunch of weeks with me having to repackage and mail it back and waiting for them to mail me an exchange. Ugh, I'm also thinking of calling up the BestBuy corporate office and bitching them out as well.
What do you guys think?