I brought my Xbox to the UPS store for shipping back to Microsoft Support. To my surprise, the store had a special on the packaging used to ship Xbox 360s. I knew the red ring of death was a common problem with 360s, but common enough that UPS would have specific 360 shipping boxes? I asked the clerk, “just how many of these things do you get?”. He figured about four per week. And that was just his store; there are eight or nine UPS stores in this city. Four per week… multiplied by those other stores… that seems like a lot of Xbox 360s getting shipped back to support every week, and that’s just in Winnipeg.
I found that somewhat alarming.