I know what you mean mate but a new i5 air is only 850, I can get bay off that as I am registered so that's 700 quid. They go on the refurb store for about 699 again with the vat, I can take one home for about 550 with apple warranty. I picked up a 27 inch iMac last week for 750!!
Let me know if it goes on the bay mate as my PowerBook g4 needs updating, don't know whether to upgrade or replace.