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Old 09-10-2004, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi everyone! I'm new to the business. Well, I'm still deciding if this is something my husband and I want to get into. I was wondering if anyone could tell me which is better, buying beds or leasing them? We don't want to spend a ton on buying beds if it's easier just to lease. I have heard that we should buy a few and lease others. What is the best way to go about it? Any opions would help.
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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ADVANTAGES OF LEASE/LOAN/CASH -

LEASING
Payment can be expensed
Frees capital for alternate uses
Hedge against interest rate inflation
100% financing (No down payment)
Maximum tax benefits
No additional debt on balance sheet
Low monthly payment
Flexible payment plans
Easy add-ons or trade-ups
Preserves bank lines
Fast turnaround time

BANK LOAN
Customer gets depreciation
Finance charges are tax deductible

CASH
Customer gets depreciation
No finance charges


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DISADVANTAGES OF LEASE/LOAN/CASH -

LEASING
Non-cancelable agreement

BANK LOAN
Equipment appears on balance sheet
Extensive documentation
Uses up credit lines
Not flexible
May require compensating balances
Payment can not usually be expensed

CASH
Equipment appears on balance sheet
Disregards the time value of money


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A good part of my beds are repos from leasing companies, most usually nearly new, low hours.
Tell you anything?? Nothing wrong with the leasing companies,,This is simply a tough business and with high
overhead to begin with, it is hard to afford to pay a lease payment, expecially in slow season.
If your start up cash does not include enough for equippment, you have problems!!!
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Old 09-23-2004, 10:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Leases suck. I was going to do a lease on this Magic Tan booth. A 36 month lease with my credit score being above 700 (which is amazing) had an APR of 38.65%. You are better taking out a home equity loan, run up every credit card you own or borrow from a bookie before you lease. I now know why alot of leased bed salon owners go bankrupt - the lease companies bleed them dry over the life of the lease.

Trust me - make leasing your last option. If you have a 401k or a stock brokerage acct you would be better to sell and pull out the money then pay a lease company. What stock is going to guarantee you 30%+ plus over the next 3 years? Not one!
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Sizzlestan - Even IF you are were a startup business you should NEVER have to pay that much for a lease??? Which leasing company have you guys used that seem to want to bleed you dry?

Here is a recent example of a customer who Purchased as Classic Turbo 600. This was approved in a day with only an application and bank statements. They have been in business for 2+ years , have good credit (not as strong as yours) and a solid bank balance. They financed $19,900 FMV 10% for 36 months. They put down first/last and the processing fee and they have a brand new revenue maker. The monthly investment was $614.10.

It costs them less than 4% to borrow the money annual before any tax benefits. PLUS it does NOT show up on their credit report!

In my opinion you did get taken advantage of by whoever tried to offer a 38.65% APR.



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