Just let it go man. Does your geek squad repair anything that's not under warranty? It's not like flaming each other here will take you to any where right?
You should know what the deal is especially if you work there.
Dell on the other hand made a mistake and has decided to take advantage of our misfortune due to their mistake by charging us 600 dollars to fix it. the LEAST they could do is offer those with the 7900gs 256 single pipe is a replacement at a reasobale cost... and I mean that's the LEAST they should do. They should issue a voluntary recall instead of making everyone who still has one worry if theirs is going to crap out 2 days after their warranty too.
The fact is it's bad customer service and in my opinion is criminal. When a car company issues a defective part with a car and they find out later it's prone to failure they replace it, whether it's a safety issue or not. There is no difference between a computer and a car when it comes to replacing factory defective parts... I should not be treated like a second class citizen because I didn't buy their warranty.