OK, bought an iBook G3/900 from CompUSA auctions (new for $601) which does not fall within the Apple extended service recently announced. It's not my main computer, receives light use but couldn't pass it up at that price. Trying to decide between AppleCare or TAP. I am the Director of Internet Sales and Marketing for an auto service contract company and have become a big believer in extended service. Yes, my company really pays its claims. Repair service, not tech support, is my real concern. I've only needed Apple tech support twice in 18 years and CompUSA does include support but I'm sure it is not as good as Apple's. AppleCare is $249. I am being offered the following options by CompUSA: 1 year of TAP at $97.64 1 year with screen protection at $162.74 2 years of TAP at $151.89 2 years with screen protection for $271.24. The offer is by mail, not sure if the rates are better than at retail. I've heard CompUSA is pretty liberal with replacing units when repairs can not be made. Whether this translates to expensive latops I don't know. If I am correct, AppleCare will cover the Airport card I have installed but it's cheap so not really concerned with it. I have Crucial RAM so I know I am covered by them. Anyway, looking for opinions on what you think is best. Do I need the screen protection, seems silly not to have it if you buy a service contract? Any experiences with TAP? Comments and opinions please.