Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am potentially going to be buying a MacBook on finance from Apple. As it's my first Mac, I'm not 100% certain it'll be for me and so might re-sell it in the unlikely event it isn't.

If it isn't, am I able to just sell it on or is re-sale not allowed as long as I am still paying Apple?

If I can, am I allowed to use the money I get from the re-sale to re-pay a larger amount off my finance agreement? (E.g., if my finance agreement is for £80 per month and I sell it for £1500, can I say to apple "instead of taking £80 this month take £1500 to pay more off", thus shortening the agreement?)


Just spoke to Apple, for anyone else searching for this answer you can pay the finance agreement off early if you do have the funds available.

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by bmike, Philip Regan Aug 18 '11 at 16:49

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

This has nothing to do with Apple Hardware or Software. – zzz Aug 18 '11 at 16:34
Apple finance on new Apple hardware has nothing to do with Apple hardware? Right. – AndrewC Aug 18 '11 at 16:42
The FAQ says "other Apple products and services" are on-topic. This is Apple-supplied financing, so seems to qualify under "services". – David Aug 18 '11 at 16:44
This is on-topic, but it would be better to ask Apple this question. Only they can answer these for you, so I an closing it for being unanswerable. – Philip Regan Aug 18 '11 at 16:48
Thanks. I got through to apple and have updated my question with an answer for anyone else thinking the same thing. – AndrewC Aug 18 '11 at 16:53

I think once you finance it, it's yours and you are just paying off a loan to the finance company. So long as you pay back your loan, the finance company won't care what you do with it.

I have no idea if the loan would be open or not, though; that's a very good question.

share|improve this answer
Yea the option to re-pay quicker would be good. – AndrewC Aug 18 '11 at 16:46

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.