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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.

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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