I am going to get a new MBP. I can get the Edu discount where I live and that will bring the cost of the MBP to around $2320 US. In the US the Edu Discount has it at 2100. Quite a big difference. I will travel to the states this summer to visit a friend. He is a full time student. MY QUESTIONS... 1. Can I use my status as a teacher in Japan to purchase Edu in the States? (I'm not sure how I could prove this) 2. Are there any foreseeable problems with my friend buying the computer for me or buying where I don't live? APPLECARE When I checked the cost of apple care in Japan it comes to about 420 American dollars! (No edu discount!) Edu Discount in the US is 250 US. I also found it for 252 on Amazon.com. QUESTION: 1. Can I buy it from Amazon or get my buddy in the States to buy it for me using Edu. Discount? NOTE: IF I buy it from amazon I can use my friend's house as a shipping address but I have to use Japan as my billing address. Thanks in advance for any replies.