I bought one of these (not sure if same brand) and it died after just a few uses. I’m sure the S&H on the warranty would be similar to just purchasing another, but if they all crap out that fast they are just landfill fodder.
I have a longer-style plasma beam lighter (for candles and such) and it’s been very reliable. So I would guess it was your particular unit or the brand. Though it might indeed have been this brand, given the comments below about them being DOA
I got one of these a few holidays ago, and while they are ideal for open candles, clothing tag plastics, cigarettes, and cigarette-shaped products, they are challenged by pretty much any other thing you’d want to use a lighter for. Very cool in concept but very limited in utility.
@dalekjoe I thought for a moment they might be good for lighting a campfire under more trying weather circumstances (the gas lighter is not useful in wind), but apparently a D battery and some steel wool is way better for those conditions, and cheaper.
(You can use any kind of battery and fine steel wool - and kindling. Put the wool under the tinder, rub the battery on the wool, and the wool will start to spark and catch fire. Cheaper than using a plasma lighter on waste paper, depending how much steel wool you go through.) BBC - Battery and Steel Wool Ignition
@ryanhallfayce yes you are wrong. He’s saying they barely open large enough to put something in from the side. Like a disgusting smoker would do. If they flipped fully open I might buy some to properly light things on fire
@jmruru or USPS didn’t scan it after the handoff. You can contact meh.com/support but they are a little behind. In the meantime I would call FedEx and/or stop at my local post office (if it’s not too inconvenient) to see what’s happening. They might be able to figure it out faster than meh will be able to respond.