Should I Buy Or Lease My Apple Mac?
An Apple Mac is a high-end alternative to a traditional PC, which is becoming more and more mainstream as time goes on. In fact, it has been predicted that they will outsell Windows-based PCs for the first time ever in 2013.
Macs have continued to improve ever since the original Macintosh computer was built in the 1980s. Many customers have commented on how much faster and easier they are to use as well as how they are more secure, consistent, reliable and cool.
These are all traits which businesses would love to utilise and many will be able to testify that Apple Macs have made their company a better place to work in.
However, they are relatively expensive compared to a traditional PC, meaning that start-ups or smaller businesses may not have the capital to allow their employees to work with them.
There is, of course, the option to lease an Apple Mac instead of buy it outright, but some companies believe that saving up the capital to buy office equipment outright is a better idea. Let’s explore the pros and cons of each option…
Buying an Apple Mac is cheaper in the long term. It’s a one-off payment that business owners don’t have to worry about at all about in the future. The equipment is theirs to do what they want with. They can sell it if they wish, although the resale value for Apple Macs or any other computers are generally quite low. There are several tax breaks associated with buying office equipment too. For businesses with plenty of capital, it is arguably the simplest option.
The disadvantages are that businesses will have to pay the full price once again if they ever want to upgrade to the latest hardware.
Most companies that allow you to lease an Apple Mac from them won’t charge an upfront fee. Instead, they will charge small weekly or monthly payments over a set period of time. This will cost more overall, but makes it far more affordable for businesses with low amounts of capital. It frees up the capital they do have for more necessary business transactions.
A lot of equipment leasing companies will offer full insurance as part of an Apple Mac lease, meaning there is no need to worry about theft or accidental damage. Those who are able to agree a short lease will be able to upgrade to the newest Apple Mac once a lease ends. There may also be the option to buy the older computer for a heavily reduced price.
The companies who prefer leasing over buying computers generally only have a few employees and a small budget. Despite the numerous advantages of leasing equipment, bigger more established more companies prefer the long-term financial advantages of buying computers, whether its a Mac or a PC.
There are certainly pros and cons with regards to both options and it’s useful for businesses to have the choice of either. Ultimately, the option that a business owner goes for is likely to be whether their financial focus is on the short-term or long-term future.
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