I had my Macbook Pro 17" replaced, and they said I had two options for what to do with my AppleCare: 1.) transfer the remaining time over to my new machine (which is a waste, since instead of extending at the end of the original 1 year i would get anyway, it just blends in with it. 2.) get a check for the remaining amount of time left. I went for the check option, but when I called them they told me that I couldn't unless I have the original receipt from when I purchased it. Does anybody keep their original receipts? I wouldn't expect to ever have to "return" the AppleCare, or have my laptop replaced, so I wouldn't even think about keeping a receipt like that. Most people don't even keep the box. Nothing seems to be easy with Apple.