I now own 3 dead red flashing xbox's why care? well I happened to send in number 2+3 xbox for repair while under warranty. ( my 1st launch xbox got opened up and broke warranty on day2:)) My 1 repaired xbox lasted about a year and a half before meltdown. My most recent repair, I received back a different console than what I sent in. No biggie its just the newly fixed harddware that plays games. In just days after the ORIGINAL purchase warranty ends my replacement dies and now microsoft wants another $100 to fix a basically $80 unit (craigslist sells basic working unit in my area for 80-100 w/ controllers). I'm counting the days until these slim units go out of warranty, if you were smart you call up before its over and complain about overheating just so they will open it and clean it out for you for free, and before they want to charge you a hundred bux for spraying it out with compressed air!
They only care about what money you CAN spend, not the money you have already spent.
Hell .. my black original, and green halo special edition xbox ONES still work after all these years with no attention at all, but for some reason 3out of 5 360's die before they are even "brok3n in"