hey everyone - you all seem to be veterans at this -- the new ibook would be my first computer purchase in several years (leaving the PC world !) (actually i started off on an Apple IIC and Mac color classic.. but then went PC for the last 9+ years, oh how terrible) do you suggest I buy it from Apple.com or any other online vendor or is it easier if i Just buy it from a local retailer -- that way if there are any problems i can just go back to that store. thoughts? -George PS. sucks that tax is >$150!