Why is 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan for MBA 11.6 only $174 now at so many places? It has a part# of MD014LL/A and sells for $249 plus tax directly from Apple. I found that prices at more than 7 reputable online retailers, including Amazon and B&H. Is Apple letting them discount it because a new 11" or 12" MBA is coming out soon? Or are all these companies just matching each other's price? Amazon(Ships from and sold by Amazon.com) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004R6J2V6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 B&H Photo & Video (of New York City) http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/582542-REG/Apple_MC246LL_A_3_Year_AppleCare_for_MacBook.html (link provided for informational purposes only and not an endorsement for either company) I was planning to buy AppleCare for my MBA at the very last minute. (10 days before the factory 1-year warranty runs out) However, I may buy it right now and save $75. Amazon and B&H don't charge sales tax when shipping to my state, so that's an extra saving of $12.82 for me. (compared to buying from sellers that have to charge sales tax on orders shipped to my state, because they have a physical presence here) BTW, I'm not even sure why my state collects sales tax on extended warranty or protection plan?