I still don't know whether to get a new MBP from amazon.com or a refurbished one from apple. Amazon currently has a 150 $ rebate on the MBP, which would bring the price down to roughly 1850 $ Aplle's refurbished MBP prices 1699 $ I have 3 (maybe stupid) questions: 1) do I get the amazon rebate on my bank account? 2) Apple adds around 120 $ tax (for Rhode island). ?? I am new to the US system, and I dont get it. Amazon seems to calculate no tax... ?? 3) Some users on this forum say that on newer MBPs (recent weeks of production) some of the issues (heat, display, etc.) seem to have been resolved. Can anyone confirm this? (if this is true, I would go for the new one at amazon) Thank you for your replies!