I work for an electrical store in the UK, and as part of the service we offer the customer extended warranties or guarantees on their products. These are usually 3 or 5 years in duration. Not everyone takes them, some people say they're too expensive, some people think there is always a catch, and some people will simply "buy a new one" if their product breaks down. I was wondering, do any of you, here, in MacRumors take extended warranties. If yes, why? And if not, why not? How important is a guarantee to you? Say I was to offer you a brand new, unopened, sealed, MacBook Pro, straight from the Apple Store, that costs $1999.99 or £1299.99 (current Apple price). However, there is a catch - it comes with no guarantee, not even the 1 year standard, if you take it home and it was faulty, you can't send it for repair (without forking the bill yourself). How much would you offer me for it? I am not trying to sell you a laptop here , but think about the question. How much is that free, one year peace of mind worth to you?