They price match actually, just show them the price from the education portal on microsftstore.com. Preorders just went up on their website for in store pickup today, so I'm going that route instead of waiting 6 weeks. Also helps that they have an option of rewards or financing, and you can bring the device in to a MS store to still get their superior warrantee if you prefer.But then I would not get my student discount.
Depends on if you want one tomorrow or not I prefer Microsoft myself, but every single one of their opening day units are ALWAYS called for. If it makes you feel better the margins are always in the services, so just go pick up any accessories from Microsoft since those at least should still be in stock Oh! And there is supposed to be some fun swag at the Microsoft stores, but I don't know if that is only for people who buy or not... I hope not, since the store near me is getting very limited inventory.hmm I hate bb though. I wonder if I should go to the microsoftstore or bb at opening.