I found a great deal on ebay for a factory sealed MBP (late 08) from a seller with several hundred sales of computers and a 99+% feedback rating. I paid $1999.99 for the base model, so retail price. It included Applecare (about $200). I did not pay tax (about $175). And I am getting $200 back from Microsoft Live Search. Thank you Microsoft! I have two questions for you guys: 1: Should I transfer to the new MBP from my old one using firewire? Or should I restore from my Time Machine backup? 2: Is there a way to look up a serial number to see if a computer was refurbished?