Well, after having a minor issue with the three Red Lights of Death (error 0102 for you techies out there) less than two weeks ago. The lights (once more error 0102) have cast their deadly gaze upon me, yet again. ...and this time, nothing can be done. Actually, something can be done, and that something is sending MS $139.00 to repair my 360 (a launch system, mind you), plus a 30-day warranty. However, past that, I'd be screwed again if the system pooped out on me in the future. It does startup on me every now and again, but I just don't trust it. At any rate, when it does startup, I cannot run a single thing without having it freeze.
So I'm writing to ask you, the gaming public at large, "What should Timsy do?" Should I pay the money, grin and bear it? Hold out for the Elite model and trade in my defunct system to go towards that? ...or continue to throw a temper tantrum on the castle floor while Fruit Brute tries to calm me with a cup of warm chai and Tiny prepares a bubble bath? This is not how I wanted to spend my Good Friday off!
UPDATE: After giving my sob story to a supervisor, she got the cost of the repair down by %50. Now it'll only cost my $70 rather than $140. They were very friendly and such, so that made it a little better. Now begins the epic journey that my 360 must make. I'll be sure to document the goings on here so that you too may bear witness to this process!