Last night I ordered a MacBook and iPod Nano for my daughter, who will be entering college in August. I knew that Apple had academic prices and refurb prices. What I didn't realize what that there's no such thing as an academic discount on refurbished goods. Here were the choices: $1099 MacBook white basic $1049 MacBook white basic Academic price $0949 MacBook white basic refurb I was expecting a fourth choice: $0899 Macbook white basic refurb Academic price I also expected to find an entire Academic price list for all refurbed products. So I ended up buying a mix of new products at the academic price and refurbs at the "everyone else" price. For example, I picked up a pair of AirPort Extreme base stations at $150 each as refurbs, rather than buy them new at the $175 apiece academic price. Also: You know the $169 rebate that Academic buyers of the MacBook get toward the purchase of a Nano? Well, the Nano must be new; you can't apply the rebate toward a $169 4GB Nano refurb. So I kicked in $50 or $60 of my own money to get a new 4GB Nano. I realize that many of you had figured this out by reading the FAQs and so on. I just wanted to give a heads-up to those who may not know.