I bought my 5G iPod about a year ago soon after it was announced. I looked back today and the order was made on October 14th. So, I have about 2 weeks to decide if I want to buy Apple Care for it. So far I have had no problems and any battery life loss is minimal. It is $47 with student discount. If this was the only circumstance I would, without hesitation, buy it. But... I purchased it with my American Express and American Express automatically extends original warranties one year beyond what is offered by the manufacturer. So if I don't buy AppleCare, I still have a warranty for a year. If I do buy, I have the AppleCare warranty for another year and then the American Express will cover it for one more after that (3 years total warranty). As of right now, I have no plans on buying another iPod and plan to have this until it dies. I just wanted to get others opinions, what would you do?