Sounds kinda like a country song…
Well, it happened… my decision to not buy an extended warranty on a first revision of a gaming console bit me in the tookus. You’d think I’d have learned from my experience with my first Xbox (I bought the 2 year warranty… and the box was replaced twice for free). But, alas, no, I didn’t and I’m now left with a $300 doorstop.
After Dick and Trina lost a couple units I could smell the storm coming… but at over a year past purchase date I knew it was way too late. It crashed a few times in the past month (video froze while using it as a Media Center Extender) and yesterday we got the red ring of death. Since we’re in Ireland now it would cost a chunk of change for the round trip to the US and back for repairs… it’s only about $50 cheaper to buy a new box here (with warranty) and we can get it right away. Oh well… off to buy a European Xbox 360… I wonder if it will have a sexy accent like Gérard Depardieu.
In case you were wondering… my badge holder isn’t under warranty either.