I'm nearing the end of my standard warranty on my rMBP 13" which I bought second hand last year around this time. No problems so far. http://www.apple.com/uk/legal/statutory-warranty/ I came across the UKs law on this which states that manufacturers should be liable for up to 6 years and contribute to the expense of the product should it need repair. I called up the sales team and they told me to email the Customer Relations if I wanted more information and how this would actually work. She was adamant though that I needed AppleCare to have a free replacement or repair on my product. I want to know if anyone in the UK has successfully got their laptop repaired through the above law with Apple. I suppose the only advantage, if the law does work (sceptical), is the saving of the headache I'm sure Apple would give me if I go down this route, and the fact I could get it fixed anywhere, globally. *I can also get the AppleCare at the discounted educational rate. What do you guys think?