It does appear that AMEX is going to cover the $99 repair bill, so while the slim and its big hard drive are tempting I just can't justify plunking down a couple hundred bones when I can be back in business for free. With a 14-month old running around my Xbox time is limited as it is
FWIW, I misplaced my original reciept (but somehow the receipt for Halo 3, which I bought at the same time with cash, was in the 360's box!
), but Best Buy of all places is coming through. I called the store I bought it from, gave them my phone number and they found the transaction in about 10 seconds. They can print me a new reciept, just need to go in and get it.
Once I have that I need to fax a bunch of stuff to AMEX for approval before shipping off the Xbox. I'll let you know how that works out.