So, I'm getting ready to drink the Apple Kool-Aid for the first time... I have a friend who works at an Apple store, and they have volunteered their friends and family discount to me (15%). I also can qualify for an education discount. The difference between the two prices on the 2.53ghz 13" MBP works out to be about $125, with the friends/family discount being a better deal. The only downside is, I have to have my friend order it online, at the Apple store, while they're working, and it will be shipped to me. My question is, how long does shipping normally take? I know I can get a better deal on AppleCare and software like iwork/ms office through the college store, but I'm wondering if the extra $125 is worth the wait I'm a graduate student that has a number of papers due this next week, and my current windows laptop is on the outs, and my netbook isn't powerful enough to handle what I need.... I just got the money to buy the computer TODAY... Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks! The Kool-Aid will taste great!