For those who are crying over missing out on the Toshiba laptop, there is still hope. Search eBay. There are similar deals on that laptop as well as similar ones. Some are from reputable dealers while others are from individuals. Some have refunds while others don't. As long as you're a saavy buyer, you'll do fine. Note that eBay and Paypal offer excellent protection as well as many credit cards. In fact, I bought 2 laptops off ebay this month (an i5 with SSD for $334 and an i7 for $465, both including s/h) and have been very pleased. Nearly new looking with no problems. And that's why I just bought another when I missed out on Woot's deal. The same exact model for $439.14 + $12 s/h, no tax -- Woot charges sales tax, making it around $550, or $100 more. Am debating whether I should get Square Trade. Here was my post about it:
Thanks, on a whim, I just bought this very laptop on ebay for $439 a few minutes ago. The photo shows the original box as well as protective plastic still on the screen and logo but the seller says that they couldn't test if it has problems. So yeah, I'm taking a gamble but it's a pretty good one if it works. I'll probably get a Square Trade warranty just to be safe. And the reason I bought it is because of your post saying that Bluetooth can be added, and another post saying that there's a bay for an SSD. When I was about to pull the trigger, Woot had sold out. So I went to ebay, and lo and behold, an auction for the same model was about to end in 3 mins! And the price was still $350. Anyway, I won and will install Bluetooth as you suggested.
ps - ugh, I just realized that I bought 3 laptops this month: 2 x i7 and 1x i5. Time to resell on ebay...
BTW, haters of Win 8 will be happy to know that I saw a few i7 laptops with Win 7 -- most under $400.