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    Hi guys, is there anyway I can change ownership of a new iBook?

    Reason being, I can get it real cheap from a mate that works at an apple store, but he has to put it under his name to get the discount, and I need it under my name to purchase it.. :P

    So is there like a form or something? I can't find it over at apple.


    Also, I found a price on the net of a company in SA selling a powerbook 1.33Ghz for $1699 Brand New 12mths Warranty, but I can't afford almost $2000 for that plus the extended warranty.

    Do you guys think the PowerBook 1.33 is that much better then the iBook 1.2? That would justify the price jump?

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    I believe you need to call Apple for this - someone please correct me if I am wrong?

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    *bump*

    i edited the first post when you replied hawker... :P

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    Originally posted by daOutlawz@Apr 27 2005, 03:51 PM
    Do you guys think the PowerBook 1.33 is that much better then the iBook 1.2? That would justify the price jump?
    IMHO - yes

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    just tell that bloke you know to put the name on the sheet as "daOutlawz care of <blokes name here> that way they know that it is for you but it was bought by him

    if apple has questions say that it was a birthday present to you from him
    Just Chillin.

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    Originally posted by ipod_man@Apr 27 2005, 04:07 PM
    if apple has questions say that it was a birthday present to you from him
    That&#39;s a good idea - I think daOutlawz might be slightly worried about the actual discount status. If they say its for someone else i think the discount is void. I&#39;d ask MacMate this one, because he got his 15" powerbook with a super discount

    In any case ipod_man - feel like getting me a present? Dual 2.7ghz G5 would be nice&#33;

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    why do you need it under your name to purchase ?

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    so he gets warrenty...

    BTW hawker, mate i&#39;d love you to have the best, so i will give u a Quad 2.7ghz
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    it doesnt matter who&#39;s name its under for warrenty.
    apple do all warrenty work based on serial numbers not names

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    Nah, not for warranty, its so I can buy it through my business, and claim it.

    That was a good idea about the b&#39;day gift, but like hawker said, they might make the discount void. My mate specifically said it had to be under his name otherwise no deal, from apples perspective.

    i can get the iBook for &#036;1300, and the PowerBook for &#036;1699.

    But the powerbook is a superseeded one, its the one model before (not really model, but u know) 1.33Ghz 12", but its Brand New.

    So what you guys reckon? He is holding it for me till tommorow, my mate at apple reckons I should go with the PowerBook. I&#39;m confused&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

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    ibook sounds like a good deal
    so does the powerbook.
    id get the ibook unless you want to do any gaming

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    Can&#39;t you just "buy" it off your mate? Then it&#39;s just the same as if you&#39;d bought it second hand out of the trading post. There&#39;s no rule that says business purchases must be from regestered companies. As far as I know, all you&#39;d need to do is get your friend to sign a statement confirming the "purchase" from him.

    Only drawback is you wouldn&#39;t be able to claim GST... but if all else fails, you&#39;d probably still be ahead anyway.

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    it wasn&#39;t so much as for claiming GST, its more for justifying the draw from the account..if you do business you would know what I am talking about.

    My accountant would like to know where &#036;1300 went from my account? And why it isn&#39;t added in the expenses..you know what I mean? I need to explain where the 1300 went..

    Its not as simple as buying something with no business in mind.

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    If it is for business purposes you can write it off over a few years anyway, so it doesn&#39;t really matter how much it costs, unless you need the cash now for other purposes. At which point, you lease the computer... Again, tax write off on lease payments...

    Ask your accountant what they think is the best way to do it&#33;&#33;

    If it is an important part of your business though, why worry about saving a few hundred bucks?? You can claim it all back from Peter Costello in the end anyway.
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    If your friend is getting the discount that means he&#39;s staff and on wages. So - he&#39;s selling off a 2nd-hand personal item for whatever reason - no biggy. Does he have to declare that as income? I don&#39;t believe so. He&#39;s already paid income tax and he&#39;s not making a profit. He gives you a receipt and possibly the invoices and warranty detail that he received. This should be sufficient to show that your business has acquired an item that you can claim as an expense.

    A lot of the stuff in my office was bought second-hand from people who were using it recreationally including 2 computers. But I bought it through my business for my business, so the items over &#036;400 are recorded as assets and I depreciate them over time and then write them off.
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    Originally posted by ipod_man@Apr 27 2005, 04:33 PM
    BTW hawker, mate i&#39;d love you to have the best, so i will give u a Quad 2.7ghz
    Do you want my shipping addy :P

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    btw, where does one get a 1.33Ghz powerbook for &#036;1699? any links would be appreciated.
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    Im not 100% sure about this, but I know if you buy a computer and get the student discount you can only get one computer a year. Surely the same kind of deal applies with staff discounts. Otherwise there would be a huge racket with staff buying computers and selling them off cheap to make a small profit, then turning around and doing it all again.

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    Originally posted by v1llage1d1ot@Apr 27 2005, 09:27 PM
    Im not 100% sure about this, but I know if you buy a computer and get the student discount you can only get one computer a year. Surely the same kind of deal applies with staff discounts.
    yes there is a limit on staff discounts.
    i may be wrong but i think its 3 systems a year

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    it wasn&#39;t so much as for claiming GST, its more for justifying the draw from the account..if you do business you would know what I am talking about.
    Sorry, maybe my post wasn&#39;t clear enough. As Konni says, you don&#39;t need a receipt from apple, you just need a receipt from your mate. This is enough to justify your purchase to your accountant or the tax office - businesses purchase second hand items from non commercial individuals all the time.

    You just won&#39;t be able to claim the GST back on your tax return as you could if you were purchasing from a commercial entity. But sounds like your not fussed about that, so you should be sweet.




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