Okay all you Mac shopping experts, your sage advice is desperately needed for my first Mac purchase. I intend to buy an iBook for my daughter's 15th birthday sometime after the first week in January I still haven't decided whether to get the 12" or the 14" one yet, but either way, your help and advice is needed. Because my wife works for a school I can get the educational discount. In order to afford both the Apple Care and some software for her, I will probably be using Apple financing. So, here are my options and which one is my best bet overall? 1) The Apple store, and if so, online or the one at the local mall? (My local Apple store is the one on Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica) 2) Retail store? Can I get the eductaional discount at my local retail store? The one that I like is Unitek, also in Santa Monica - www.eunitek.com - as they usually take care of the sales tax, a huge 8.25% discount right off the bat. All comments and advice is greatly appreciated TIA Gary. Happy Holidays to you all!