Think my $569 note ii from DailySteals in December just got hit.
Phone was working fine, was sitting on my desk. Came back and screen was dark and would not power on. OK, annoying, but thought it was a random crash (I'm completely stock, unrooted, and its happened a handful of times). Would not power back up, so did the whole pull battery and try again, still nothing. Notice when I plug it in it doesn't charge -- the red light doesn't come on. And when I press the power button it flashes red light.
All symptoms of SDS. I'll let it charge overnight and maybe I'll get lucky, but I took the gamble on NOT getting the SquareTrade warranty and now I'm hosed. I bought my Galaxy Nexus international grey market last time, no problems so I skipped the warranty ... sucks! I really like the Note II but not sure if I like paying for it twice and having to likely pay a premium to get an 'official' warranty.
Galaxy Note II (SDS repaired), Nexus 4