Hi, I've just compared the AppleCare Protection Plan prices for a Macbook in the Apple Online Stores of the US and Germany. US: $249 Germany: 319 = $465 (= 1.9 x $249) (FYI: Lowest offer I found on eBay Germany was about 180 = $263 > $249) Now, I am aware that the recent development of the exchange rates plays bit of a role in this. However, I still have the feeling that AppleCare is heavily overpriced over here. Does it still make sense to purchase the protection for my Macbook? Ist it possible that a friend in the US buys it for me and sends it to me, ist that possible? I appreciate your thoughts, thx!