End of lease options
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Buyout your leased hardware at residual value.


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Monthly continuation

Extend the lease on a monthly basis.


End your lease and return your hardware.

Returning your equipment Guarantee an easy and safe return of your end of lease equipment. Use the documents below to find important support and contact information, key steps for successful equipment return, return locations and estimated associated costs. End of lease guide Return locations
Return Guidebooks Return checklist Packing tips Damage fee table Frequently asked questions
Uninstallation and maintenance Uninstallation and supplies

If your equipment needs to be uninstalled and packaged by a qualified engineer, IBM can provide a quote to help you.

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Maintenance program

If you have an ongoing maintenance on any of the equipment you are returning, ask your service provider to cancel your maintenance service.

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Impacts of returning equipment not leased with IBM Financing

Ensure the equipment being returned matches the equipment leased by IBM Financing to avoid losing ownership of the non-leased equipment. Refer to your End of Lease Quote or Customer Centre for further clarification on this topic.

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