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Debate, leasing computers vs buying computers

  • 1.  Debate, leasing computers vs buying computers

    Posted 24 days ago
    We are having an internal discussion on leasing computers, turning them every three or so years, vs buying.
    We have internal folks who have IT duties and experience, as well as partnering with a local, outsourced IT company for higher level work.

    I would love to get thoughts from the Connection Cafe on lease vs buy.

    We are a mid-sized construction company.
    We believe we can beat leasing by purchasing a limited selection of computer hardware - the Dell vs HP choice, and using them for longer than three years.  Not all users have the same need for processing power.  We can rotate the computer stock through a smart retirement/replacement plan, achieving a longer use of the asset, and in the end, save money over a leasing program.

    Overall, hard dollar savings are hard to overcome in this discussion.

    Again, thoughts?

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    Joseph Harper CPA, CCIFP
    CFO
    Greater Dayton Construction Group
    Beavercreek OH
    (740) 607-1449
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