Ok, I am an American studying and living in Taiwan. A place that provides apple with a large of their components. Taiwan is also an excellent computer market. That said why does Apple continually show a distaste for this market. The evidence: 1. In countries around the world Apple is giving students free ipods when they purchase a new mac. Not in Taiwan. Hong Kong yes, but not Taiwan. This year i expect fewer students will try Macs out of disappointment over the lack of the Back to School free ipod Promotion. 2.Our refurb prices are considerably higher then in other markets. I have been reading threads about people buying the refurb previous generation 2.53 umbp for about 1500 here the price is over 2200 USD please correct me if i am wrong: http://store.apple.com/tw-edu/product/FB471TA/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw 3.Even though the iphone's were made by a Taiwanese company we were among the last countries for the iphone to enter. I really love macs and want to toss this windows piece of junk off my balcony but i feel terrible for how Apple is treating Taiwanese consumers. Can someone explain why Apple does not like Taiwan? Sorry for ranting... but i think Apple is wrong on this one.