I think I've finally decided that a Macbook is right for me. Now, I'm just trying to figure out the cheapest way to get one. I'm a student and a government employee. Therefore, through the Apple Store online I can get a Macbook for $1,049 and $1,033 respectively. I could also get a refurbished one for $950 I believe. At Amazon I can get one for $999 after rebate, as well as an extra $30 off if I sign up for an Amazon credit card. So now some questions: 1. I assume I can't apply both my student AND government discount, correct? 2. Am I still eligible for the iPod Nano rebate offer if I buy somewhere else, i.e. Amazon? Am I eligible if I use the government discount instead of the student discount? Am I eligible if I buy refurbished? 3. There was a refurbished Macbook on Apple's website yesterday, but not today. Typically how long will it be before another one pops up? How often does the site get updated? 4. I'm new to the Mac world, and I heard WWDC is coming up and can affect product lines and prices. I've also heard the Macbook is not expected to receive any updates. Do you think it's worth waiting till after WWDC? 5. I've read about two primary complaints about Macbooks: the "staining" issues and the high temperatures, both of which have been fixed or improved in recent production lines. If I buy a refurbished Mac, if it is older, will it have these problems resolved so they are up to par with a brand new model? 6. Any other tips or advice? Thanks!