Okay, so for the MB and MBA, it's 249, MBP it's 349. (Firstly, that makes zero sense unless the MBP is more prone to breakdowns) So, for $125/year, you get a bit of peace of mind. But is it worth it to you? I'm not a big extended warranty guy. Lone exception are LCD TV's, especially the high dollar ones. I used to office next to a local TV repair guy and the number of LCD units stacked up in his shop was scary. For most stuff, i figure I have enough money in the bank to fix stuff that breaks. But, on the flipside, I have zero idea how much it is to have a new mobo put in (for instance). I'm about to buy two macbooks, one for me, one for my son about to enter college. Knowing him the way I know him, I think I'll get my $249's worth out of Applecare. For me, I'll likely not purchase it right away. One cool thing I like about Applecare is that you can buy it on day 364 if you want. So, you get to see how the machine will stand up to your use and abuse. So, how about you? Do you buy it upfront, not at all, or wait until your 1st year is about up?