I have got car repairs under way ($800-$1000), and really can't be looking far into spending a lot of money. With this bad economy, and a college freshman next autumn, it might be harder to find a job. So, with some money, and not a lot, is it smart if I buy a MacBook this summer? On time for a refresh. If so, I will be okay with money, but less than I really want on me. I'm really tight on my money. What can I do to convince anyone in such a big leap, if it will be worth the purchase in such a hard time?