Warning - this is a rant. I have just returned to the USA from a 5 year assignment in England. While there I bought an iMac G5 from the London Apple store. I also purchased the AppleCare extended warranty. However - I did not read the fine print - just succumbed tot he sales person's pitch - when you come to the US the AppleCare is no good. Same machine - just a different plug. But what really made me mad was the attitude of the AppleCare people - basically tough luck. I asked that at least would Apple transfer the warranty. Nope - AppleCare not transferable. It is only good for the UK and Europe! How about credit so I can buy a US AppleCare version? Nope - and since your machine is over one year old (by two weeks), we are not allowed to sell you the coverage for the US. Can I talk to someone about this? Doesn't seem right. Not really - we do not negotiate. However we will forward your message to a supervisor and ask to make an exception (but we never make an exception) This frankly is not good customer service - illogic and rudeness. The time may have come to switch (after 20 years an Apple owner) to the other guys. At least the poor service will come with a lower price machine.