And yet another buy before year end question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by THD1, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. THD1 macrumors newbie

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    Do I upgrade from my 6, yes 6yr old pc's for my practice to new iMacs, AND get the current year tax write off? Or do I wait until the new iMacs are out. I don't need the latest and greatest video, just looking for something to replace my old dell pc's. I am considering the 20" iMac's, each with 4GB ram.

    Also, I can get 6mo interest free if the purchase is made prior to dec 31st. Not a deal breaker to miss out on, but definitely an enticement.

    So in summary, do I buy the iMacs and get the section 179 deduction (always like to save on taxes) and 6mos interest free, or wait it out for the new models to debut - whenever?

    Thanking all in advance,
    Todd
     
  2. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502

    UTclassof89

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    if it's a 2008 tax write-off you're interested in, you could buy Apple gift cards in the amount of your expected purchase, and then use them to purchase the newer computer in a month.

    (frankly, I'd shop the refurbished store for an outright cost savings over a tax deduction)
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Buy the iMacs for the write-off if it's of such great importance to you, don't open them, return for an exchange before January 9th.
     
  4. THD1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the responses. I had not considered the refurbished shop. Tremendous savings, and I still get the tax deduction - nice.

    Cheers,
    Todd
     
  5. Solemony macrumors 6502

    Solemony

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    Buy now. Save your receipt. Return for the new iMac that's coming out in January :)
     

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