Dear Paul, the money issue doesn't tell the whole story. I inquired today for a battery replacement of a 15' Unibody and i was told to leave the laptop 5 days in the shop (Apple authorized reseller). Two issues here: (1) why should i leave open access to my data for 5 days to someone i don't know? (2) What about if i have to work with the laptop in the meanwhile? And, even worse, i can't order the battery through the shop, wait for the delivery and then give in the mac.