Thanks for the response.
The main reason I don't purchase these computers here locally, is the price. In Israel, certain systems cost nearly twice as much as they would in the U.S. and I think it's wrong.
I had purchased system from abroad in the past (had a T43 from the UK, with valid warranty which I could extend via an IBM authorized service provider), so I did not think that I would run into any troubles with the X200.
I am afraid since the X200 is fresh out of warranty, the process to extend warranty for it is different than it was for the T43. In addition, it was an IBM as opposed to the now Lenovo (or it could have been already a Lenovo product with an IBM badge - I am sure one of you guys can correct me on this) and I talked to a different service depot.The reasons why I am so keen on getting the warranty are:
*Absolute peace of mind
*Fantastic repair service
*Financially it's just worth it - a replacement LCD here for example would cost me the same price as the two years warranty covering the whole computer
Regarding the process - I am afraid I do not have any U.S. friends/relatives who could help me with this, hence the reason I am trying my luck here within the forums.
I do have an AMEX, so the only real thing separating from me completing the purchase is the address.
Anyway, I hope someone will be willing to help me out!