Just opened the box containing my black MacBook. First thing I did was to turn the machine upside down and press the battery-life indicator button. All five buttons lit up (good!), but I was a bit turned off to see that one of the edges of the case where the battery rests was chewed up a bit, as though a tech had inserted a screwdriver and tried to pry the thing out! I called the shop where I bought the thing (Bic Camera, an authorized Apple dealer in Tokyo) and was told, sorry, they don't take back Apple products, and that I'd have to call AppleCare. So I thought to myself, well, what's a couple of minor knicks. The thing is going to get scratched eventually anyway. So I decided to live with it. That's when I noticed the lid... When closed, the lid doesn't line up evenly with the bottom half of the PowerBook. It's off by about an eighth of an inch on the left side and the left top edge. That is NOT acceptable. Just called AppleCare, talked to a polite AppleCare representative, and am now awaiting a return call from the rep's "supervisor." Given my long experience with Apple products, my guess is that I just happened to get a dud from among what I'm sure are tens of thousands of perfectly built machines. That said, I'm a bit hesitant now to buy the white MacBook that I told my wife I'd get for her this weekend. Not until I know these things weren't simply slapped together... My question: Has anyone else purchased a MacBook whose build is less than satisfactory?