Direct marketing PC company Gateway 2000 is following the example of IBM, Compaq and Dell in offering rental options on its machines.
Gateway is working with Sydney-based Interlease Capital Holdings to offer business and government customers the option to rent computer equipment. The new programme is available for equipment valued at $5000 upwards.
“The rental market in New Zealand is poised to double in the next few years,” says Matthew Macdougall, director of Interlease Capital Holdings. “Particularly as more businesses learn about the tax and capital advantages that renting can offer. It’s easy to see why over 40% of businesses in the US and the UK choose to rent rather than to buy their office technology.”
Lease payments are fully tax deductible when the equipment is used solely for business purposes, and most leasing programmes allow the adding on or upgrading of equipment through the rental term.