So i have a 2.4 SR mbp. No problems with the unit, no issues at all, it is flawless. I did not get Apple Care with the initial purchase, and did not add it in the subsequent 1 year warranty period. It is just over a year old now. Do 3rd party companies offer similar hardware support as the Apple care program? I do not need software/troubleshooting coverage, only against a major hardware issue. I suppose that if i bought Apple care on eBay or elsewhere after the 1 year period that I would not be able to enter the code on the Apple support website, correct? Thanks for everyone's help and insight.