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XBOX360 RROD & Implied Warranties in New Hampshire
So, my xbox just RROD'd for the second time. Last time they fixed it free of cost, shipped it back. I was pretty happy, minus the month without my new console. This time, I'm a whopping 7 days outside of the three years from purchase date express warranty. I'm curious what my options are.
Obviously, I could ask Microsoft to repair the console for 100 bucks, or I could buy a new console for a little bit more. I just don't want to do either, since it seems to be rewarding the wrong sort of behavior. Does anyone have any experience with implied warranties?
Specifically, I'm thinking about arguing the repair / replacement ought to be covered under the implied warranty of merchantability, that the good sold be of 'fair to average quality'. My thought is that two total failures on a piece of consumer electronics doesn't constitute fair to average quality, especially in the console market. For example, my Nintendo entertainment system still works, or, if we want an example with moving parts, my launch ps2 also functions. Those are each over a decade old at this point (I think) with no failures, so shouldn't I be able to expect the same from a new product in the same market?
Is there any hope of seeing relief under the implied warranty? Should I just cowboy up and pay another 200 bucks for the ability to use my software library that I've built up over the years? Should I send it to some unauthorized repair shop or try to buy a refurbished unit in an attempt to vote with my dollars while still having my nifty toy?