Circuit City Ripping Off Xbox 360 Customers

Kotaku’s got the drop on another sleazy Circuit City in-store service. For $28.99, Circuit City will upgrade your Xbox360 so it’s backwards compatible with Xbox games. The problem is this already occurs if your Xbox360 is set up for Xbox Live. If you don’t have it connected to a phone line, Windows will also send you a patch disc for free.

Hm, first they were going to rip your DVDs to iPod, violating copyright law, and now this (which will undoubtedly be smacked down by corporate as “unauthorized.”). It seems that maybe Circuit City has some sort of company culture that encourages this behavior?