Sorry about the ambiguous title Can an Apple product (in this case a MBP) purchased in the Apple's online store (or ordered over the phone) be returned at an Apple retail store? I have been waiting to buy a MBP for my daughter since Fall and both of us are at the end of our respective ropes. I think there is an outside chance something will be released, or announced (or at the very least we'll start hearing some , ekhem, solid rumors) in the next few weeks. She's just about given up, and is ready to settle for a Dell XPS M1530, and frankly I'm also starting to lean that way, as I'm not particularly keen on paying a $700-900 premium (depending on the options) for a MBP, given that Dell is heavily discounting the XPS in advance of the Penryns. Still, I really really really want her to have a Mac (it'll be her college machine). So the strategy I'm thinking of that may help me ride through this difficult period and avoid the temptation to go with the XPS is to delay delay delay. I'm thinking of waiting till next Tuesday (next possible MBP announce date), then ordering a customized MBP (which will delay things by another week), and then keeping it unopened for the following 2 weeks, with the hope that in the meantime the MBP update will finally happen, or, as I said earlier, that we will at the very least start hearing some definite rumors. When that happens, I plan to exchange the "old" MBP for a new one, or, just return it and start the waiting process all over again, but this time with a lot more hope that the end is near. The other reason for all this is that I'm a few thousand miles short of free ticket on United to Europe, and I need to spend some money soon to get me over the hump so that I can have a better choice of flights What do you guys think about my little scheme?