The HE store in the UK gives a 3 year warranty with every mac computer you buy, but it still offers Apple Care. From my understanding, Apple Care is the three year warranty plus phone support along with a guranteed courier service from your doorstep to Apple if it blows up. Does this mean that when buying Apple Care from the HE store you are effectively paying £50 for phone support and a courier service that lasts the three years? I have never dealt with Apple Support as I've never owned a Mac, so I'm finding it hard to justify the money being spent. Is it really worth it? Also, if I already have a warranty for free, does it mean I could just take it to my local store and say "hey, this is broken, fix it please" without Apple Care? ...that £50 could be spent on a mighty mouse you see Many thanks guys...this is my last query before saying goodbye to £1700 of my savings!