When I got my macbook the extra money for applecare was too much. I thought I would get it later. Turns out I had forgotten about it for almost the full year. I looked it up this afternoon and it expires tomorrow! Yikes. So I just got done talking to the geniuses and set up applecare. just in time. whew. So stupid of me should have gotten it from day one. scary. now hopefully I will never need to use it.