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Old 10-11-2009, 07:43 PM
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So I went ahead and bought my 360 as it was worth paying a little more to get what I wanted sooner. I'm pretty excited honestly, picked up the new Arkham Asylum. Picked it up at Best Buy, also goes towards my rewards points. I didn't buy the service plan for $79, but considred it. They do the 3 day rapid replacement program and its two years vs microsofts one? Taking a general vote on what I should do about the service plan. How bad is the RROD problem still?
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:10 PM
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So I went ahead and bought my 360 as it was worth paying a little more to get what I wanted sooner. I'm pretty excited honestly, picked up the new Arkham Asylum. Picked it up at Best Buy, also goes towards my rewards points. I didn't buy the service plan for $79, but considred it. They do the 3 day rapid replacement program and its two years vs microsofts one? Taking a general vote on what I should do about the service plan. How bad is the RROD problem still?
The service plan used to be much cheaper and they would just swap it out no questions asked. I can't say I care for this new plan.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:19 PM
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Microsofts warranty covers the RROD and the E74 error for free for 3 years.. these are the 2 most common problems people face. Because of that, buying Best Buys service plan is just ridiculous wasted money. I've swapped out a few 360's myself since launch and the longest time from the moment my 360 died until I had a new functional one was 2.5 weeks. Now call me crazy, but waiting 2.5 weeks and saving $75+ dollars seemed the better way to go.

As for how common the errors are... Check the manufacture date. If you have an xbox manufactured after March 2009 then you should be ok, as that was when the latest models began showing up everywhere. These new models have a much much lower failure rate, so you should be fine.
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:35 PM
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HBK I completly agree.
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