yup, theyr were like time bombs. They broke immediently after my warranty and i could not get them fixed. I did beat the crap out of them, shot them actually, but i disguised the damaged and sold 'em to provide half of my wii savings which is now $300 aus!
oh, that included all the games i had (like over 10 per console and all of them were crap)
and i just handed the consoles with their full set in the box (controller, memory card ect..) and those people at eb's were suckers
i did not actually shoot them, but i sure beat the crap out of them when i realised their inevitable death
(inevitable death? ha)