Maybe a good thing I didn't jump on the Buffalo, cuz I noticed they had brand new GGC-H20N units for $60 bucks (can't have too many super multi drives), and got two of those instead of one of the Buffalo "open box" units. Plus just $8.80 shipping economy is not bad at all. Love the geeks! Note that the GGC-H20N is NOT a BD burner (only CD/DVD) whereas the Buffalo IS a BD writer.
EDIT: Got the GGC-H20Ns from geeks and they are "as advertised" new, barebone units. Surprising to me is their finish is different from the other drives I have (GGC-H20L, GGW-H20L, GBC-H20L crossflashed) in that instead of a glossy black lower, with lotsa logos, these are a matte finish with no DVD or CD logos in the lower left corner, and a slightly less obtrusive blue led--a relative plain jane OEM. An unexpected pleasure, as for the HTPC build I am doing less-is-more as far as standing-out is concerned.