All Xboxen purchased prior to January 1st, 2006 are getting a free one-year warranty extension, but that's not all. Anyone who paid to have one of the older units repaired will be refunded their $140 via a fat check from Microsoft.
MS knows they are going to be profitable and is looking out for thier gamers. Futre must look bright then. With all the people that got rid of thier boxes when they didn't have to. Patience is Key Gamers.. I was not expecting this..another sweet surprise if this holds up.
Believe it or not, this is all about timing! There will be broken PS3's! Blu-Ray has not been tested on the mass market. Its new and un-perfected technology. Will Sony fix all of the malfunctioning PS3's for free? They better start thinking about it! Or at least give out a 1 year warranty to start! It really is amazing as to what is going on here! I have never seen a console battle so heated in all my years of gaming.
I got a 1 year warranty from M$ when I purchased my 360 at launch. I got a letter in the mail yesterday stating that my warranty is good through feb 08.
That fifty bucks I paid back last November now carries through to 2008? That makes me happy. It's a shame that 360's were (are?) going bad, but it's nice to see MS taking care of their customers. I'd like to know what the problem has been, though.
took them time, but nice to see them own up to it. I still only know 1 person that the 3 red lights happened to, out of 30+ folks I know who have one.
yeah, this is definitely a good PR move by M$, of course it was a small percentage that had problems anyway....mine is fine(nice rhyme, huh?) but this is definitely good for those who had problems and most companies would never extend their warranty, especially for a complicated piece of tech, like the 360....M$ is smart this is good PR at a good time.
HOLY, CRAP, MICROSOFT HAVE MY BABY jk, very very good move to keep customers happy.
You've at least got to give MS an 'A' for effort.
I LOVE THEM!This is how you commit to your customers!They might have billions in the bank,but they're not stingy.
I bought my OG Xbox Nov. 15th 2001 and got it repaired (for FREE) in June 2004 from MS. It was the ol' Thompson drive issue. I read about Sony and how they NEVER repaired/replaced OG PS2s for free because of it's drive that Sony claims is not faulty. Just wait for the PS3 problems! Sony was NEVER great with Customer Service on ANY of their products.
For PS2, it would have cut into their "supposedly" 100,000,000 install base. For PS3, they just cant afford to replace them.
Okay for anyone wondering, you get 90days warranty after this repair. I recommend getting the 40 dollar 2 year warranty
Damn Sony screwed me with the PS2 and MS gave me 2 years of warranty in Europe now USA get's a free year. MS just knows what service is. Way to go this ride with 360 is gonna be a nice one this gen!
Does this mean that the warranty will be extended in the UK I have just sent my 360 back for the 3rd time for repair/replacement and it is only 10 months old If its true ,10/10 to microsoft
from their mouth was BS. Good to see they are finally doing something about it. Good move MS :)
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