Hi, I am currently a Windows user, sick of it, yada yada yada. I want to go Mac, but I am having trouble deciding when and where to buy. Living in Australia, the lowest MacBook Pro is $2899 (on the online apple store), but I can get it for $2599 using my student discount. This is a very hefty price, so I have been looking around for other options. All resellers sell them at the same price with no student discount, so so far the cheapest is the online Apple store. As the Australian dollar isn't doing too bad right now, I looked on the American online stores and Amazon is the cheapest that I have seen t $1749.99 after a $150 rebate, which comes out to be $2,001.38, $600 cheaper than Australia. This seems like a great option for me, but I have some main concerns. The power is 240V here, whereas it is 110V in America from memory. Are the MBP multi-voltage so they will work here? I have a transformer next to me, but it is way too big to be portable. With repairs and such, if I have an American machine, will I still be able to get it repaired at the Australian Authorised Resellers? I have read quite a few problems with the model lately so repairs are the main concern, but if the repair shops are going to refuse to repair it, there is no point buying from America. And finally shipping costs, how much extra will I have to pay to have it shipped, including taxes and so on? I am having an argument with myself whether to buy now or wait until MWSF, the problem with waiting is I will need it by Mid February and I dont know how long it will take for the models to be released down here. I know it is a long post, but before I buy an expensive (so worth it though) laptop I need to find out all the options, etc and you guys seem to know best. Thanks.