I've convinced my stepdad to buy a 12'' SD powerbook. He wasnt too happy about the $1800 subtotal though, so i found him a simliarly equipped model on the refurb. site for $1300. Being as i've never bought a refurbished apple product before, has anyone else done so, either to posative or negative results? If you bought a refurbished product, will they tell you what was wrong with the machine before? are they usually just returns or dead HD's? or more major things such as dead pixels or busted drives? any imput would be helpful thanks.