I am considering purchasing a refurbished MacBook from Apple's online store. However I have a few questions concerning whether or not I should go through with this or just buy a new one. 1) What's the difference between a new and a refurbished model, besides the obvious? Are the laptops used? Do they have any signs of wear on them? 2) Can you get an educational discount on the refurbished MacBooks? My mom is a teacher, and if this is possible, I will probably have her purchase it for me. 3) I know that the website says that the MacBooks come with all the accessories that the new ones come with, but is this 100% guaranteed? I definately want to the have the repair disks and the manuals. 4) I've heard that the refurbished models come in a brown box instead of a MacBook box. Is this box just a box filled with packaging peanuts and there's your laptop when you open it up, or is the laptop secure in Styrofoam frames, plastic wrapping, and what? I would love any feedback on my questions! Thanks for your input. Also, please don't tell me to wait off until June or whatever because of some things you are hearing from the rumor mills.