Here's a brief synopsis of my experience of this deal:
8/11: Ordered the burner/labeler bundle as soon as I found out about the deal on CDRLabs. Final price came out to be $74.36 after tax...that's right, Best Buy charges tax. So for me, the $9.99 burner is really a $14.36 burner. Oh well... (BTW, isn't $74 a little steep, considering that the rebate isn't a guarantee?)
8/13: Received email from Best Buy, "The item listed below is not yet available to be shipped. We expect to ship it to you by 08/19/2003"
Both the burner and afterburner are listed as Backordered.
8/19: Another email from BB, "The item listed below is not yet available to be shipped. We expect to ship it to you in the next 24 days."
Both items are still listed as Backordered. At this point, I'm thinking of cancelling the order and shelling out the $40 bucks to NewEgg
8/20: "Your shipment is on its way"
but oh wait. Only one item has shipped, and guess which one...?
At this point, what are my options? Can I cancel the unshipped burner and return the afterburner to my local BB? Or should I keep waiting for this ever-elusive Lite-On to arrive?