u honkies best pay attention now k? ;p seems like u overpaid w/o the edu discount. amazon
is still offering their sweet rebates on the iBooks and PBs. on the low end 15"PB u can get $150 rebate, which gives the edu price some stiff competition, especially when u consider that apple will charge u sales tax. w/ the $150 mail in rebate u'd likely be paying $1849 flat for the 15". the edu price + tax would put you up over $1900 even w/ 6% sales tax.
if u do or don't qualify for the edu discount, it seems amazon currently has the best deals around for the stock apple notebooks.
i got my 1.2Ghz iBook from them for $899 after a $100 mail in rebate, which came inside of 5 weeks. =)