After the hassle of my MBP purchase - it's been returned and I'm just hanging out for Ivy Bridge. But my question is this... I'm a student at Uni who gets the Educational discount. The nearest reseller to Uni is KRCS who do provide the educational discount, at the same rate as Apple. This would clearly be the easiest option for me. Not far from where I live, is the Apple Store in Meadowhall, but is in the opposite direction to Uni. It's likely my 2nd preferred method. And then theres the online store itself, although I'd have to wait for delivery. My understanding is that purchasing via the online store, I get the discount AND 3 years of Applecare. I don't know whether I'd also get the Applecare via KRCS or the hardware Apple Store.