24" aluminum iMac @ amazon So I think I've decided on the base 24 AluiMac.... for some reason I always thought I would order it from the Apple store online (as opposed to even their brick/mortar store or another retailer) But some last round of price check just to see how much it would cost if I were to order it right this second (which I'm not... yet )... reveals that I forgot about the tax. On really, any of the macs, this can be a pretty big chunk of change. $150 in tax.... holy crap, forgot about that. Then I thought I'd check amazon, since they don't charge tax here in CA, and free ship also. To my surprise they are running a $100 rebate until Nov.! Here's how it stacks up: Amazon: Items: $1,799.00 Shipping & Handling: $31.13 Super Saver Discount: -$31.13 Total Before Tax: $1,799.00 Estimated Tax: $0.00 Order Total: $1,799.00 After Mail-in Rebate: $1,699.00 Apple: Cart Subtotal: $1,799.00 Free Shipping: $0.00 Est. Tax*: $148.42 Est. Total: $1,947.42 I probably won't get Leopard even if I order it from Amazon on the 26 (?) But up-to-date is only $10 so it's not even worth mentioning. So what do you think? Is there any side benefit to ordering from Apple? First time Mac buyer and excited as hell!