Well it's happened, this blog has officially hit 500 posts. I don't have much to say other than I think my comittment to the blog has been excellent and I look forward to another 500 posts.
A week or two ago I was playing Super Smash Bros Brawl on my Wii. I was sitting in my bed, and my roomate walked into the path of the gamecube controller's chord (the Wii was up on a 5 foot dresser) and OUCH there went the Wii, overboard. It received a cracked faceplate, but it still worked. A week later I put it back up there. Not learning my lesson, I accidentally tugged the chord too hard and skipped about 30 seconds of heart beats- this time the Wii's faceplate was completely removed. BEEEEEEP. That is exactly what I said.
So I called up Nintendo and found out that my warranty had expired- wonderful. It was going to cost $120.00USD to fix, and I thanked them and told them I would consider their offer as a repair option. I remembered I got a warranty with Wal*Mart to insure the Wii.... hmmm I went to look for the receipt and I had an active warranty. I filed a claim for my Wii and Wal*Mart contacted a repair place in New Jersey to fix it. NEW JERSEY, I thought. I was very uncomfortable about it until I learned the repair place was in Phillipsburg- not even 45 mins from my home. So I felt better, and heard from an invoice that the repair place specialized in repairing consoles. I felt better still, and sent in the Wii.
TWO days later I received a package, and the Wii looked brand spanking new. I was impressed by the repair job
So for this one, the big Wally World gets a two thumbs up. I am proud that they took responsibility on the warranty and I may stop by in the future as a thanks to pick up a game. They not only had the Wii fixed, they hired the right people to do it. That is how it is done.