My original launch (pre-Falcon) console died in December. So, I purchased a new XBOX 360 in January. Apparently, I lucked out and got the Jasper chipset. However, the unit's DVD drive died within three weeks of owning it. Anyway, being within the return period, I sent the unit back to Amazon. They sent me a replacement unit, but it had the Falcon chipset and was noticeably louder. I sent the replacement unit back to Amazon for another replacement unit. They shipped me another 360 with the Falcon chipset. I didn't bother opening that one to see if it was louder or not. So, I returned it for a refund. Up until now, Microsoft was including two bundled games with the 360. I figured they were trying to clear out inventory by including games with the older chipsets. So, I decided to wait until the bundling was over. Last week Dell was having a sale on 360's. I ordered a 60GB premium from them for roughly $40 less than what everyone else was selling them for. Once I received it, it of course has the Falcon chipset. So, I sent it back. Great. All in all, I've been without a 360 for close to four months. Which has not been as big a deal as I thought, since I've been actually finishing my Wii games. I noticed the other day that Amazon updated their 60GB 360 product page with a "newest version" tag. I figured surely they meant it had the Jasper chipset. What else would "newest version" mean? The 360 hasn't been revved or anything. Apparently not, as I just got the 360 from UPS and it's a Falcon manufactured some 8 months ago and happens to have the oldest manufacturing date of any of the previous consoles I received. Also, the box looked like it was stabbed with a forklift. So, yeah, it's going back. What is going on? I believe the Jasper chipset came out in August. With 360 sales being up 30 percent, you would think the old Falcon inventory would be gone. And before anyone suggests I just take the Falcon and be happy, I use the 360 as a Media Center Extender and the noise level between the three chipsets (at least as far as my informal testing with three units with three different chipsets has concluded) is noticeably different. Sigh. I may just have to go to Best Buy and some other store and be that annoying customer that asks to see the back of every 360 until I get a Jasper.