Okay. My Macbook Pro finally has the 'Prepared for Shipment' tag as the order status. Soon it'll be here! (2-3 days) Basically I have bought this via the Hong Kong Apple store, thanks to relatives living in Hong Kong. I live in New Zealand so I'll be using it there. For the 1 year limited warranty, do they tend to care less about you if you have a laptop bought from another country? Is this the same with Applecare? (I'll get mine off eBay) So for example, if there is a defect or something, like keys stop working properly, fans stop working, hard drive fails, lcd with noticeable bright pixels etc, would they be covered via the 1 year limited warranty or would I have to get Applecare for them to really care? If there is a defect would they fix it or do they send it back to the country where it was purchased? There are no Apple stores in New Zealand, apart from authorised resellers. If I do come across trouble with the computer, I'll have to contact the distributor for New Zealand.