So where is a good place to finance my purchase?

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  1. Tachikoma macrumors newbie

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    So I don't have the funds currently to dump a whopping $1500-$2000 on a PowerMac G5. I've seen several places offering 0% financing for 12 months and was wondering where the best place to order is. I know CompUSA has a 12-24 month 0% finance going on, but I really would not like to order from CompUSA as I dislike the company quite a bit.

    So any other ideas? I have about $800 saved up right now, but if I could get a 0% deal I would certainly take it and pay the rest by the time it's up (no problem). If I can't find a good 6-12 month 0% deal then I guess I'll just keep saving. I'd rather avoid any interest if possible :D
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Best Buy often has really good financing plans.

    I got my last Sony laptop a few years ago with 24 months interest free payments.
     
  3. Tachikoma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was checking best buy's website but they don't seem to sell PowerMacs. Just the eMac and iMac... or maybe I'm blind and just not seeing it on the site...?
     
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    They sell them.

    EDIT: Excuse the eff out of me, they must have stopped...
     
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  6. Hattig macrumors 65816

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    If you can't afford to wait to get a PowerMac (i.e., you earn money from owning it) then go for whatever deal you can get now with Applecare on top.

    If you can't afford to buy a PowerMac easily, then either wait until you have the money, or ask yourself whether you really really need a PowerMac. For example for that $800 you could get a Mac Mini + monitor + accessories, and not have any ongoing debts. However the Mac Mini is a bit anaemic right now.
     
  7. Tachikoma thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I already have a 17" Acer LCD with DVI and a Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB DDR Mac Edition & Keyboard/Mouse, etc. So I was kinda hoping for a PowerMac since I already have everything nice to run it.

    What the heck is the AppleCare thing people keep talking about?
     
  8. G5power macrumors 6502

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    Financing

    I'm not sure where you are located, but if you have a MicroCenter store nearby they have a $100 rebate/cash back program if you apply for a credit card with them & use it to purchase a computer. If you were able to pay the purchase amount off in a short time, that $100 could easily exceed interest saved from a zero interest program.

    FWIW - the folks working in the MicroCenter Apple department are much more knowledgable and Apple promoters then the local CompUSA's Apple department.

    (www.microcenter.com)
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Extended warranty

    See here for the one for the PowerMac.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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