And yet another buy before year end question

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

  1. THD1 macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2008
    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,
  2. UTclassof89 macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2008
    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

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    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

    Dec 23, 2008
    Thanks for the responses. I had not considered the refurbished shop. Tremendous savings, and I still get the tax deduction - nice.

  5. Solemony macrumors 6502


    Nov 26, 2008
    Buy now. Save your receipt. Return for the new iMac that's coming out in January :)

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