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Microsoft bulks up its Xbox 360 warranty

Microsoft has made some new changes to the Xbox 360's warranty. The last change was made back in late December when the console warranty was boosted from 90 days to a full year. The latest changes, however, should go a long way to fill in any gaps that may have been missing/lacking in the Xbox 360's warranty service.

The first new change is free shipping for consoles in and out of warranty that are sent in for repair. Microsoft will send a postage paid box to return your console to the repair center.

For in-warranty repairs, customers are given an additional 90 days of warranty or the remainder of their existing warranty (whichever is longer). Customers are still responsible for repair costs on consoles out of warranty. However, when Microsoft sends you back a repaired console it will come with a fresh one-year repair warranty.

Other warranty enhancements -- as witnessed here -- include faster repair service. Microsoft is committed to repairing and shipping your broken console within five business days. Microsoft is also adding more Xbox customer care representatives and is bulking up its on-site technical support facilities.

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RE: Waaauw
By BZDTemp on 4/3/2007 7:24:27 AM , Rating: 2
RE: Waaauw
By therealnickdanger on 4/3/2007 8:50:19 AM , Rating: 2
Not only does America walk away with the most cities on those lists (9/50 and 11/50, respectively), but the greatest American city (arguably), New York City, is used as the base.

Regardless, everyone knows that living in the city sucks compared to country livin'. :-D

RE: Waaauw
By DocDraken on 4/3/2007 9:18:39 AM , Rating: 2
LOL, you must be reading a different list.

The US doesn't even have a city in the top 20 and no, New York is not even near the top. It's just used as an index of 100 and 47 out of 50 are all higher ranked than NY.

RE: Waaauw
By tuteja1986 on 4/3/2007 10:57:47 AM , Rating: 2
actually no , you guys don't have to pay the premium price like we do .. XBOX 360 pro pack in Europe and Australia don't sell for 400USD but more even if you take into the high rate tax rate in to account.

RE: Waaauw
By dever on 4/3/2007 1:43:24 PM , Rating: 2
The study must assume that you have a job, and you're much more likely to have a job here in these blessed United States.

Americans have the freedom to choose if they want to pay for extended warrantees. Personally, they're not often worth it for my purposes.

RE: Waaauw
By therealnickdanger on 4/3/2007 12:28:42 PM , Rating: 2
What are you talking about? There are two lists provided in the link. "United States" appears twenty times out of the top 99 in the world. That's much more than any other single country. And, technically, given that many cities are locked in a tie, several US cities do appear in the top 20 groupings.

I never said NYC was near the top of that list, just that it was the basis by which other cities on that list are measured. To many Americans, we consider NYC to be the greatest city in the world - regardless of what a euro-centric study finds... not that I care.

USA uber alles! LOL

RE: Waaauw
By AmbroseAthan on 4/3/2007 2:00:45 PM , Rating: 2
Even if people disagree on the opinion we are the greatest city in the world, we are the courteous/politest city in the world according to Reader's Digest! Yes, I do live in NYC.

RE: Waaauw
By BZDTemp on 4/3/2007 9:26:23 AM , Rating: 2
Not only does America walk away with the most cities on those lists (9/50 and 11/50, respectively), but the greatest American city (arguably), New York City, is used as the base

LOL - that's a positive spin - Best placed US city is #27 and the Big Apple is #48 :-)

Still I'm sure good and bad can be said about most places in the World. Fx. while I live in #11 on that list I'd sure like for it to be a little cheaper to live in (parking by example can cost up $5 an hour).

RE: Waaauw
By tleeds on 4/3/2007 9:57:07 AM , Rating: 2
Notice that the top 5 cities in North America are all in Canada :-)

RE: Waaauw
By Tsuwamono on 4/3/2007 11:22:54 AM , Rating: 2
Because we fucking OWN! lol.

W00t for Canada

RE: Waaauw
By AMDZen on 4/3/2007 10:22:39 AM , Rating: 3
Oh yea that isn't a biased study at all. The company that conducted it, Mercer, is owned and opperated out of Geneva Switzerland. And then Zurich and Geneva happen to be rated #1 and #2 in the whole world?


Euro snobs

RE: Waaauw
By Samus on 4/3/2007 1:49:29 PM , Rating: 2
It's no secret that the swiss have the most healthy, perfect lifestyle that most other formidable countries model after. They are among the longest living people in the world, have among the best sex life, excellent economy, low unemployment, uber low divorce rate (I think I read it was less than 1% once,) great government and more freedom that Bush America could ever imagine. No wonder most people who can go there to live.

BTW I live in Chicago, which is a pretty upbeat place to live, but its extremely demanding of your time leaving little else to for your significant others. Simply put its a high stress society, and although the economy and opportunity is about as good as it gets in the USA here, it's not where I'd recommend people move to live and work.

RE: Waaauw
By hopsandmalt on 4/3/2007 4:08:16 PM , Rating: 1
Bush America

Um please dont generalize the US population under that man. I am embarrased that he is our President.

RE: Waaauw
By ATC on 4/3/2007 7:15:01 PM , Rating: 1
That's gotta suck for the States when the top 5 cities in all of the Americas are in Canada. That's impressive for Canada.

"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
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