That's right, you guessed it: The refurb that arrived today has to be sent back. I have to wait YET AGAIN for the coffin to arrive, send it in, then wait for yet another refurb that may or may not work. The last time I went through this, Microsoft promised me a new 360 instead of a refurb, lost my returned console for 2 months, then sent me another refurb anyway.
So let's run the numbers. So far, I've had:
4 units with the red ring of death, secondary error code 0102.
2 refurbs arrive dead out of the box (1 bad GPU, 1 disc tray/reboot).
1 refurb killed by the Fall update as soon as I hooked it up.
This makes the third time I've had to call Microsoft for a return the day that a refurb arrived. If we include the Core system I still have (that I bought as a backup), that means the next refurb they send me will be my 9th 360 since launch.
Let me say that again: NINTH.
If it weren't for my experience remaining calm from my years at a law firm, I would be livid. As it is, I'm just glad my Core system still works so I can continue gaming with my friends while I await #9.