Hello, like many I was trying to find the best deal possible for the Macbook Pro and I think I did. I ended up getting my Macbook Pro Retina base model for $1,999 and no sales tax. Included with this order is a free set of goodies which are a USB power adapter, 16GB USB flash drive, skull candy in ear headphone, and 2 $100 gift cards to restaurants.com. But since I also wanted an external hard drive I order a 3TB LaCie Porsche Design USB 3.0 Hard drive for $200. The total of my order, including the external hard drive, came to $2,198.99. To me, this seems like a steal. Their is no sales tax but you also get a $200 education discount (depending on the model). I ordered from Macmall, but they do not advertise their students discounts at all. I search their site and found a little bit of information. The first time I called, the sales rep had no idea what I was talking about until I showed him the link. I will post the link below incase their are any other students in my situations. Best of all, they have many retina models in stock ready to ship! They do ask for your student I.D. number and the university you attend. The ordered has to be place over the phone too, but definitely worth it. http://www.macmall.com/n/Mac-Back-To-School/macCustomPages-5793 I can promise you guys I have no affiliation with macmall, but I am simply trying to inform others of a great deal I found, that IMO, is probably the best one out there.