For those interested: I did quite a bit of research on the matter and saw many international okes saying that SRAM will warranty it. I went to LBS (Hotspot Cycles) where Neil and the guys helped get the cassette to the local SRAM guys, since the cassette was used under what is deemed as "Normal Conditions", with an Eagle chain, and was only 3 months old, they decided to Warranty the Cassette for me. So... Case closed, SRAM is a pretty badass company and they look after their riders, it seems. So now I got a brand new cassette and all it cost me was the R225 Courier fee to and from Sram. Just goes to show. If you buy expensive things, always check the warranty first. If I had modified it in any way, they would have guaranteed told me that it's my own loss and they wouldn't have warrantied it. Thanx to those who gave me some constructive advice. To all the others, it was a hoot to read through this thread after the fact.