So where is a good place to finance my purchase?

Tachikoma

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2005
19
0
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
 

Tachikoma

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2005
19
0
iGary said:
Best Buy often has really good financing plans.

I got my last Sony laptop a few years ago with 24 months interest free payments.
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...?
 
Comment

iGary

Guest
May 26, 2004
19,583
2
Randy's House
Tachikoma said:
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...?
They sell them.

EDIT: Excuse the eff out of me, they must have stopped...
 
Comment

Hattig

macrumors 65816
Jan 3, 2003
1,432
50
London, UK
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.
 
Comment

Tachikoma

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2005
19
0
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?
 
Comment

G5power

macrumors 6502
Feb 25, 2005
253
0
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.

(http://www.microcenter.com)
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.