My warranty is about to expire, and was debating getting Applecare or buying a new Macbook. I looks like with an educational discount, and the iPod offer, I'd actually be much better off buying a new Macbook. Contributing factors making it even more attractive is that the origninal Macbook was bought on a credit card that offered no additional warranty, its battery isn't that great, and I have issues with the display that appear to be getting worse. A new one would extend resale value, no wear, offers a minor upgrade, and would put on a credit card giving an extra year warranty. Once I get the rebate, sell off the iPod, sell the existing Macbook, it looks like I actually come out ahead of buying Applecare and a new battery? How can that be? (This assumes I can sell the Macbook 1.83CD for $825cdn, and the iPod for $175). I must be missing something (a brain?)??