So I was going to custom order a 2.2 15" mbp with a high res AG display from a local store known as Nebraska Furniture Mart. They were willing to honor Apple's student discount, and actually match the 100 dollar App store coupon with a 100 dollar NFM gift card. Essentially, I would have ended up only paying $1999.99 +135.00 for the display + 139 for applecare (after I use the GC on the applcare)+tax. This was gonna end up being about 2432.11 Instead I found a 2.0 Mbp (early 2011 of course) that had been returned and was marked down to 1425.92. At first it figured I was only saving around $185 after tax w/ applecare (which I wouldn't get the discount on so it would be $239 for the open box item (compared to 1699+139+tax for a brand new model of the same). After going back and fourth for an hour, weighing the pros and cons of having a 2.0 vs a 2.2 and mainly having the standard resolution display over the high res. I finally decided to save the money and go with the deal that would cost me around $1780 vs 2400+ for a 2.2 with the high res. BTW: the machine has a very small nick on the bottom, and otherwise is in great shape. Once I got home I checked the service, and found that it had already been purchased and had applecare applied at the time of purchase (and apparently never removed). I called apple and they told me indeed it is covered till April 26th 2014. I also called NFM to confirm that the applecare I purchased hadn't been some how already associated, and they confirmed that their applecare service plans do not auto-enroll when you purchase it, especially with an open box machine. I would have to open the applecare box and get the code off of the card inside. They also informed me that I was welcome to return the applecare, I would just have to bring it back to the store because they gave me a physical box, unlike other services places.... CHA-CHING$$$!! So I have a MBP 2.0 ghz early 2011 that I paid 1425.92+tax (1525.73w/tax) and it has applecare through april 26 2014. Saved around $430 had I bought this model brand new out of the box (from NFM). About $530 if I had bought it from apple (but I would have gotten a worthless App store giftcard instead of the NFM giftcard, making the savings $100 less). And instead of going with a higher res AG display and the 2.2 and sticking with base, I saved myself $905. Anyway, I thought I share a story about a success with an open box computer, and an added unknown bonus (the apple care) that ended up saving me over double what I thought I would save.