I was wondering what the best place would be to buy a laptop new or used....the folks at Ross' IT department told me to go to MacPennies for repair. Are there any places that rent as well? I would also be interested in purchasing a laptop/netbook/tablet from another student.

Also, if I need to ship in a small laptop part through eBay, what would be the best way to get it delivered assuming that the eBay seller is using USPS or Canada Post (I understand that it can take a month). Should I have it addressed directly to the hotel which I'm staying at or should it be shipped to another address?

Thanks