OK, so I've made the decision to buy a MacBook, but I'd like to get some thoughts on places to buy it from. AVAILABILITY: Whenever there's a new Mac released, Apple has difficulty in meeting demand. Does one do better in buying directly from Apple? PRICE: In terms of price, I don't expect to see much competition for a new Mac, though some retailers might throw in free RAM or such. Of course, by buying from an out of state retailer, you can avoid sales tax which is meaningful So, any suggestions would be welcome: buy from Apple or someone else? and who else? Thanks!