I have a black MacBook which I love but which is showing signs of old age (battery issues, speed issues, etc.) and I'd like to upgrade. Problem is, I don't know as I want to plunk down $1,200.00 to $1,800.00 right now. I'm considering purchasing a used/refurbished MacBookPro either on eBay or Craigslist and because from what I've seen I can spend a lot less money and still get a pretty good upgrade from the OS 10.5.8/2.2 GHz/1GB/500GB machine I now have. My questions are . . . 1) What do I look for when purchasing a used laptop? 2) Are eBay and Craigslist the only options or are there other outlets for used Macs? 3) What about Applecare? Should I only consider buying laptops that still have a warranty? Thanks for your help guys!