So I finally convinced my cousin to jump into the Apple world with a Macbook. We arrived at the Apple store fifteen minutes before close with the exact configuration in mind. The employee seemed nice at first, but started to get weird halfway through the transaction (looking at us strangely, and so on). To get the student discount, the employee took my cousin's school ID, as well as driver's license. After he gave the total of the Macbook, my cousin wrote out a check. The store clerk looked at my cousin, looked at the check, looked at my cousin again, and looked back to the check. Obviously, something wasn't right. He said, "hold on," and disappeared into the back room. He emerged a few minutes later with the check and said, "I'm sorry. I can't accept this check." When asked why, he responded, "because it doesn't have the bank's address on it." I was taken aback by this, considering it had never happened with one of my checks, or my cousin's. Since there was a $1000 a day limit to his check card, we left empty handed. At home, I studied two of my checkbooks, two of my mom's, and my cousin checked another of his own. None of them had the bank's address on them. My initial reaction is that the employee thought something shady was going on, because nothing about the transaction made sense. Considering he saw three forms of ID (the school ID, the driver's license, and the name on the checks), I'm not sure if this theory holds any water. I was just wondering if this had ever happened to anyone else. Personally, I bought my MBP with a check, as well as a $5000 TV with no hassle at all. It's just frustrating because his first experience with Apple was a negative one, and now he's beginning to get turned off to the entire prospect... Any thoughts?