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I leased a computer from Gateway in 2004 and the lease is up. How do I found out about returning the machine OR buying it outright? I have phoned at least 15 times to find out. No one can hook me up with the leasing department. HELP!

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  • rmhoatson1 Nov 07, 2008

    Dave:

    Of all the people I have spoken to in Gateway, you have been the most helpful. Thanks!

    Bob


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Try going through the support section of Gateways website. If you can get someone through that they should be able to tell you the procedure for lease termination.

After four years on lease I think you probably MORE than paid for the system already. If you still can't get ahold of anyone through support, I'm sure once lease payments stop coming in, they'll contact YOU. At that time you can find out the information you seek.

Hope this helps
Dave

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