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Please Re-Lease Me and Let Me Serve Again

Aug 21, 2009, 18:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

"Leasing costs you a bit more than outright purchasing, but keeping your money with you has its advantages. You'll also save money on unexpected maintenance issues that crop up by purchasing a manufacturer's warranty that includes onsite repair and accidental damage to laptops and amortizing those costs over the life of your lease.

"Companies don't offer lease extensions, but at the end of your equipment lease, you may purchase the equipment for approximately 25 percent to 35 percent of its current market value. At the end of a three-year lease, the price will likely astound you, since three-year-old hardware has lost most of its value. Another option, if you don't want to continue its use, is to purchase the hardware and donate it to receive a tax deduction."

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