Hey there guys, Ive been wanting to make the switch to mac for the better part of a decade. However, as is always the case, money and circumstances prevented it. As my '01 Dull is showing its age (both the floppy and CD drives have crapped on me, and my iPod has more hard drive capacity!) I have been pushed into purchasing a new computer. That being said, I have decided to opt for one of the 17" Powerbooks. The educational discount on them is already great...I would be paying 2399. So, I went down to the campus computer store the other day and placed an order. Then, just today, I got this hastily written email from the store saying they had an open box 17 for two hundred bucks! I was like "whaa?!" and rushed my a$$ right down there. As I thought was the case, the manager of the store wrote the email in a big rush and meant to say 200 off the 2400 EDU price. However, due to her mistake, she agreed to let me have it for $2000, which I believe is a great deal on a new top of the range Pbook. The catch is, of course, that its open box. The story given to me is the computer was purchased for a faculty member. Upon recieving it, they saw that it had been previously registered and returned it to the campus store. The manager firgured out, after dealing with Apple, that this was a model returned within the 14 day grace period by John Doe Consumer and rebadged as a refurb. Apple neglected to wipe the drive before sending it back out, thus the debacle that ensued. Now then, when the manager recieved this computer she saw that I had an order in for a new 17 configured exactly how this refurb (or whatever you wanna call it) is. Thus she contacted me and et cetera. Finally, to my question. Do you guys think there is anything wrong with this unit, or do you think I am getting an excellent deal? I am certainly going to pick it up one way or the other, as I have a ten day period to evaluate it and return for a full refund for any reason. I would like to know if there is anything in particular I should inspect to ensure the computer is in top shape (ie: any hardware or software anomolies common to the PBook that may have prompted the original return). From the way it was described to me, this unit is essentially brand new, but open box. They assured me it comes with the full Apple warranty and all the goodies...from the way they were going on it seems like I am getting the deal of the century. My campus store is also an official mac dealer/reseller (ie: not third party) so I tend to trust what they are telling me. What do you guys think?