I am looking to buy a Macbook Pro and take advantage of the free iPod offer available to students. Unfortunately there is no Apple Store where I live or Apple campus store I am left to buy it from the Apple website. After joining these forums a little while ago and reading through them I've noticed a lot of people having issues with the apple notebooks and having to go through multiple exchanges to get working ones. The problem for me is I don't want to shell out $2600 for a laptop that Im going to have to mail back out five or six times to get replaced because I don't have a local apple store. Are problems really this widespread? Is there an alternative to mailing it off if I don't have an apple store?