My wife and I are freelance translators. I’ve got a fancy desktop machine that anchors our cute little home network, and she has a three-year-old Toshiba Satellite laptop.
We want a shiny new laptop. We’re thinking Dell. The notion of leasing, especially the part about not dropping a huge chunk of change on a new computer, is very attractive to us. We’d get a great machine, and at the end of two or three years we’d have the option to buy it outright for a dollar. Or something like that.
Leasing is also an expense to be deducted without dealing with the cumbersome aspect of depreciation (the concept of which I understand, but I’ll be damned if I can figure out how it works on the income tax form: we’re in Canada currently).
So tell me: why shouldn’t I go to Dell.ca right now and lease that sexy new Latitude? Eh? What would prevent you in my position?