I've been watching the MB and MBP pricing lately and have seen discounts ranging from 12% to 41% (!!). Does anyone have an idea of what goes into Apple's pricing scheme here? There doesn't seem to be a direct correlation between age of the system and pricing discount, but I'm not positive on that. Does the discount have more to do with what type of work was needed to get the maching into operating order? Or perhaps it involves cosmetic flaws? I'm hoping it's a somewhat random whim of an Apple employee in the repair department and the one who priced the laptop at 41% off didn't get fired over it Can't see any reason not to buy a refurb, especially after searching through these boards. Sounds like a very high ratio of happy customers.