To make a long story short, I asked for one for a macbook pro christmas, and got a fully loaded C2D machine with a 15" screen, 3.06 Processor, and a 7200 RPM HDD. It was beautiful, and ran wonderfully. However, I broke my only rule regarding computer purchases, I went on the internet a couple days after getting it, and heard about the imminent i5 update, and was instantly jealous. Luckily (or, perhaps, no so luckily) the hard drive died a few days later, to no fault of my own. I took it to the nearest apple store, and they refunded me on the spot. As this was a custom machine, bought on a credit card, I was given the option of either returning the machine in store for in store credit, or mailing it back to apple for a refund to the card. I chose the former option, partly because of my belief that the i5s were due, but also because I really didn't trust the mail system with what could potentially become a $2500 headache. However, as this computer was originally a gift to me, meant for me to enjoy, it seems wrong to basically sit for a few months with a piece of plastic waiting to finally be able to spend my money on a christmas gift that is now two months overdue. I guess my question is, is there any way i can get this card's balance converted back into the original credit card, or is this type of thing final?