A while back I took advantage of an offer whereby my employer "leased" me a laptop, payment for which has been coming off my monthly salary before tax, giving a nice cheap and easy way of getting the equipment.
It was always stated that at the end of the lease period, 3 years, I would be offered the chance to buy the laptop for a nominal amount (£50 was suggested as typical) or return it with no penalty or anything.
It's near the end of the 3 year period and the other day the letter arrived, and it states that if I want to buy it I need to make an extra payment of £51.97, which is pretty much what I was told 3 years ago.
And my other choice is to return it whereupon I must pay an uplift charge of £39.
So either way I need to pay at least £39, but for an extra £12.97 I get to keep a perfectly serviceable, albeit 3 year old and therefore no longer anything near cutting edge, laptop.
I think I'm going to keep it! What do you think?