Did you buy it over the phone? Did you get any discounts? I am looking for the cheapest way to buy. As a Hastings student I can buy through Berkeley. I am trying to figure out if that will actually save me any money or not. They seel one with a 80 GB hd
I bought it over the phone through a phone number that was listed on the IBM/Lenovo education discount page that I was on. Each state has their own programs, sometimes each school, and each program has a 4-digit extension/code linked to it that you should dial after the phone number to get prices quoted from that program's discounts. Additionally, I had developed a relationship with one of the sales folks after calling back a few times with questions, and when I finally decided on a computer he threw in an extra 512MB of RAM for free, so I'd recommend a similar method. I don't believe the sales folks there work on commission, but I think they do work on incentives for high sales volume.