Ok, here's a question for people, particularly people who have Amex cards and have dealt with extended warranties through them. I'm on a real tight budget right now. My computer will turn a year old in May/June. I don't trust Apple quality judging by my experiences with their laptops and some people including my family's experiences with their laptops. Sadly, I really do think they've gone downhill in quality. I've never had issues with their computers made before 2000 at least. All of those lasted at least 5 years and only one of them had issues before 5 years of age. Two of them I still have and one of those two still works with all the original parts. To be fair, those all were desktops though. So, while I wouldn't normally consider an extended warranty, this time I would. I bought my macbook with my Amex card which means I get a year extended warranty already on it through Amex. I've heard they are pretty good about it, but it still seems like a lot more hassle with them (gotta put in a claim and have them re-imburse me. Plus, I'm still skeptical how good something can be that I'm not really paying for). I've heard lots of good things about Applecare, but it's almost 300 dollars. And technically, it will only give me one more year of extended warranty since I do have Amex. But it also would be easier cause I could just drop my computer off at Apple and just have them fix it and not worry about trying to get re-imbursement (If I wasn't on a tight budget that in itself would be worth it). (Oh, I also pay about 30 a year through State Farm for accidental damage/theft/loss insurance on it. The insurance is cheap and I probably couldn't afford another one of these until I get a better job so very worth the peace of mind for me). So, is Applecare worth it for the extra year and less hassle? Is Amex pretty good that it's not much of a hassle to get re-imbursement through them?