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Old 11-27-2012, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s View Post
BJ's math needs no fudging. The concept in one simple sentence:

"Instead of giving BMW $50,000 for a depreciating asset worth $3,000 in 10 years, you keep that $50,000, invest it, and turn it into an appreciating asset worth $10,000 in 10 years."

That $7,000 difference in what you did with that $50,000 makes the variance between the buying decision and the leasing decision very small, means a lot of people are suffering in old BMW's when they don't need to be.

BJ
Hey, if fudging the numbers makes you feel better, knock yourself out. The cash buyer saved $21,000 over 10 years vs your lease. Maybe the leaser can make that up investing $45k, maybe he used Bernie Madoff, who knows.
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