Last August I purchased my first MBP during the "Buy a Mac for college and get a free iTouch promotion." I also applied for and received the 0% financing for 12 months on the purchase. I didn't need another iPod but I thought what the heck, free is free. My first surprise was that I was charged for the iTouch and would have to request a rebate on the purchase. When I got the rebate I added the amount of the rebate to my monthly payment, thus paying off the "free" iTouch. I have been sending monthly payments with the intention of paying off the MBP in 10 months. I received my March statement today and was surprised to see a $3.10 finance charge tacked on. I couldn't believe it, all my payments were on time and more than the minimum. I called BarclayCard and was told that the items are charged when they are shipped, the iPod shipped one day later than the MBP so it was charged on that day. In Barclay's eyes they see it as two purchases. The 0%/12months is for purchases over $900, and for purchases under $900, you only get 6 months 0% financing. Also they are applying my payments to the larger purchase first (MBP) then the iPod. So, as I told the kind lady at BarclayCard, I'm basically paying finance charges for a FREE iPod. They credited my account.