i have never bought Applecare either and i've never needed it. i've owned about 25+ Macs (many bought for our small business). we probably have about 5 active in our house now and 3 employees elsewhere running Macs as well. the money i would have spent no Applecare for all of these computers is enough to just buy a new computer the first time we actually have a need to use Applecare. <br><br>that being said, i think it's probably pretty wise for the typical person to get it. <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>