Apple for business / Mac leasing?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ninecastles, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. ninecastles macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012
    Hey all. Long time lurker, first time poster here :). I'm looking to move over from PC to Apple in the near future, specifically a MacBook Pro retina. I'll be buying it for my own business, so I'd like to ask if anyone has experience using the Mac leasing (renting) options? As with leasing anything, I'm sure there are costs and benefits to this.

    It looks like the 24 month lease plan simply spreads payment out over that period, albeit without interest. Are there any benefits to this? First thought is that buying it outright, then selling it at the end of two years and putting that cash towards a new machine would be more effective.

    I'm no tax wizard, so perhaps that's something I'm missing here, but are there any great benefits to Mac leasing?

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    Thanks all.
  2. jalf991 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2006
    If you're buying one computer, and one only, buy it outright. Leasing is designed for companies that are seeking to get multiple workstations at once. It allows them to get better machines and usually more of them, due to the fact that its easier to budget the smaller monthly payments. At the end of their lease they get the chance to upgrade to new computers.

    Apple retail has a minimum requirement needed to sign a lease with them. I believe it may be 5k. could be wrong tho.
  3. ninecastles thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2012

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