[TAG] The Public Domain: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
joregan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 11:59:17 MSD 2005
On 9/3/05, Mike Orr <mso at oz.net> wrote:
> Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> > Mike Orr wrote:
> >> Jimmy O'Regan wrote:
> >>> The ESB, Ireland's electricity company (erm... semi-state company)
> >>> provides a hire purchase facility for electrical goods, where the
> >>> charge is added to your electricity bill (which is pretty convenient).
> >> What kinds of "electrical goods" are available?
> > Everything from blenders to washing machines, digital cameras to
> > computers, TVs, heaters, etc. They don't have a wide range of brands,
> > but those they do have are pretty reputable.
> And what is the lease rate compared to the purchase price?
Depends on the amount of repayments. Seems to be around 22.9% APR, and
it seems they're not calling it 'hire purchase' anymore, it's an
'appliance loan' (administered by the Irish branch of the Bank of
Scotland). Have a look for yourself:
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