i was looking thru the local fry's ad (dallas, tx) today and saw they are offering a 15" 1.5ghz powerbook with combo drive for $1994. ok, sounds normal right? wait a second, it says "before savings" in small print, with a $100 little flag next to it. hmmmm... i go to the store and check it out. sure enough, it has an $1894 price tag. at first, i'm thinking, "ok, this is just left overs from the models that were released back in 2004." wrong again. this is the newest one that was released back in late january. in fact, it's the same exact model that i currently own. here is a link to outpost (fry's in disguise): http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4347295?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG (for anyone who knows about fry's and outpost, you should know they do not match nor share their prices, yet they are totally affiliated with each other. pretty dumb if you ask me.) this is the same exact powerbook that is in the fry's ad, except the price on the website is normal price. so anyway, as we all know, any authorized apple retailer cannot sell for more than $5 less than the MAP. how is fry's selling this for $105 less than what apple is selling for at this very moment? the big wigs who run fry's know something...that's why this powerbook is $105 less than normal. i am just surprised apple has not reduced their prices on their own website? interesting find none of the less. i also will place my prediction of new powerbooks either next week, or the week after. i can feel it.