Hi, I am new to the forum and I need some advise on some issues about buying a 13" MBA/MBP. I live in Australia but will be heading back to Singapore (never mind if you don't know where this tiny island is, but its part of Asia/South East Asia) on 15th Dec. The price of getting Apple products here in Australia is just too expensive, easily $200 more than US on any notebook. Since Black Friday sale is coming up, I am thinking of getting either from US or Singapore (price different isn't much, maybe about $10 to $20 if I get from Apple store). If I choose to buy from Singapore I will only get to see it after 18th Dec, but if I buy from US I can get it shipped to Australia, need to take into account US have better deals like Best Buy, MacMall and Amazon etc. Note: the prices between MBA 13" 128GB is - US apple store $1299 vs Singapore apple store (converted to USD) $1296 Questions 1. Anyone have shipped a mac from US to Australia before (just thinking about the reliability of shipping)? Want to know the service and how long it takes. 2. Is it worth it to buy from US or should I just buy it from Singapore, I do qualify for education discount. 3. I don't suppose there is further discount from edu + black friday? 4. This might be a preference question, for 13" is it better to get a MBA or MBP, I don't do much with my notebook, just surfing, simple documents, music and occasional movie. Thanks everyone!