OK, I am breaking down and buying a tablet and I need to do it in the next couple of weeks because I would like to have it for a trip I'm taking. My question is this: would any of you ever get something like this on ebay? They seem to be a lot cheaper. Alternatively I'm thinking of getting a refurbished one directly through Apple (which would be it seems about $100 more, but still a lot less than a new one) which has the same warranty as a new one. Wadja think? I've always bought new directly from a company but meh, Apple has enough of my money and I am kind of broke at the moment.