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Which warranty to get?

yourrealdad
02-27-2008, 12:46 PM
So the thirty dollar difference I paid between my Prem. and Elite has bumped the BB warranty up from 50 to 80 dollars. I looked on Xbox's site and I think I found an extended warranty for two years for 40 bucks. Does this sound right?
So which warranty should I go with? From what I have read on the forum it seems like the MS warranty takes a little while to get you machine shipped and back and you could get an older refurbed machine. However the BB is twice is much and only lasts for one exchange, although it is instant.

Oh, and since every xbox is covered for three years from the RROD, how many have problems besides that? (My first one was freezing)
Thanks

mshulman
02-27-2008, 12:48 PM
Get the BEST BUY warranty!!!!!!

If something happens, you can get it swapped immediately. You will also get a credit if the price of the console has dropped from the time you purchased the warranty to the time you actually use it.

When I used mine, I bought a brand new 2 year warranty for $7!

yourrealdad
02-27-2008, 12:58 PM
How did you get a warranty for 7 bucks?
Like I said the price jump from the $420 Premium to the $450 Elite caused the price of the warranty to go from $50 to $80 bucks.

pjc
02-27-2008, 01:07 PM
How did you get a warranty for 7 bucks?
Like I said the price jump from the $420 Premium to the $450 Elite caused the price of the warranty to go from $50 to $80 bucks.

Get the Best Buy warranty!!! I got mine from Target w/ 3 year warranty. When my system red ringed, they said I had to go through MS since it was still under warranty. 3 or 4 weeks later I had my system back.

On the flip side, my 2 main 360 friends got the BB product replacement plan. When their's died, they brought it to BB and got a new one in less than an hour.

It sux to spend the xtra money now, but if you don't want to wait 3-4 weeks when yours dies, get it. You will be happy you did. My one freind actually went from a Premium to an Elite at no extra cost!

BoyInBlue
02-27-2008, 01:17 PM
Get the BB warranty. Your 360 will break. Honestly, I believe people with out having theirs break are in the minority.

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 01:17 PM
it all comes down to the wait period and a refurb... if you don't mind either of those two things, the MS warranty should be fine for you. if you want to swap it immediately for a brand new one, the bb warranty (or one like it) should be the way to go.

from what other posters have said, the best warranty comes at Costco's. You can return it as many times as you want. I don't have one around me, that is not an option.

mshulman
02-27-2008, 01:38 PM
How did you get a warranty for 7 bucks?
Like I said the price jump from the $420 Premium to the $450 Elite caused the price of the warranty to go from $50 to $80 bucks.

I bought my 360 for $400 originally. When I used my warranty, the 360 was only $350. So I got a $50 credit which I applied to the warranty.

gameguru1360
02-27-2008, 02:06 PM
nothing beats getting your xbox360 console from either costco or sam's club. Costco has an unlimited return/exchange on ps3 and xbox360 consoles. As long as you have the receipt and membership, there is no limit to returns/exchanges.

yourrealdad
02-27-2008, 04:06 PM
Unfortunately we don't have a Costco here and I bought my 360 at BB so I am caught in the BB trade in system. I guess I will just have to get the BB extended warranty.
Thanks for the input