Microsoft's recent policy concerning broken Xbox 360s states that when the machine requires a second repair, shipping costs have to be billed to the owner. Microsoft only pays for shipping back the unit. So far it sucks! But wait, there is more. Microsoft sends back the repaired unit in “the same box it arrived in” at Microsoft's expense. Seeing the chance for revenge, one Xbox owner had the brilliant idea of raising enough money through donations to send the largest box possible: a 40 foot solid steel shipping container with nothing in it but the broken Xbox 360. And so, the “Big Box Project” was born.
The thing is that the idea grew: why not send A LOT of broken Xbox 360s from different people? Imagine the trouble of delivering one unit at a time in the... hahaha...,the same... hahahahaha “box.”
Here's just a few impressions gathered off the internet.
- This is very funny, I would definitely donate something just to see it happen.
- I usually hate internet shenanigans. but this is incredible. I'd donate, but I wont. Friggin brilliant!
- I want this too work... I want them to drive a shipping container around. Imagine the logistics that would have to be created to support returning all of the Xboxes. It could be awesome.
- Nicely done. If all else it shows how badly MS has handled the 360 early systems (and people are saying the PS3 feels rushed) and that they are jerks about it.”