Sticky plz? Very few people seem to know this, but it's one of the most useful, well-kept secrets about buying Apple hardware for cheap. If you are a college student you can use that fact to leverage something like 20% off of a one-time Apple hardware purchase What you do is go to http://developer.apple.com/students/sthardware.html and check out student developer connection. but the student one will give you a one-time 20% hardware discount on any apple machine you choose to buy. To be a student developer there's a $99 fee but that almost always pales in comparison to the hardware savings. Just make sure they don't try to renew your fee after the first year (I can't remember if they do or not). AFAIK apple still offers this, unless someone knows otherwise. They used to specifically list the discount as 20% but it seems they no longer do that. I would imagine that it is around that though. If anyone's tried it before, post in here too.