Prices for Leasing Baptistries
Leasing is a way to keep your costs down by not having the repeated expense of postage and packing every time you hire – not to mention the hassle of waiting in for couriers. It also reduces the amount of handling in the age of Covid.
Leasing really is good value where the church isn’t needing a baptistry for a one-off event. If you have 3+ baptisms a year, then it is better to lease.
The baptistries come with the equipment you need just as they do when hired. But better than that –
All new equipment (this may not apply to the Flatpack Galilee itself – please contact us about this).
The kit stays with you so you can look after it.
Reduced handling and risk of cross-infection.
None of the wear and tear from repeated carriage you get with hiring.
No waiting for couriers.
One free replacement liner or one free heater service over course of lease.
On the 5 year lease, as soon as you use the pool for the third time you are saving on what you would pay for hiring.
|5 Year Plan||Nonagon||Croydon||Flat-pack Galilee|
|*Weekly cost of leasing after initial payment (inc. VAT)||£17.80||£18.31||£18.31|
|Initial payment (inc. VAT)||£350.00||£360.00||£360.00|
|59 months at (inc VAT)||£77.12||£79.32||£79.32|
|3 Year Plan|
|*Weekly cost of leasing after initial payment (inc. VAT)||£22.44||£23.17|
|Initial payment (inc. VAT)||£350||£360|
|35 months at (inc VAT)||£90||£93|
*The weekly figures are there as an illustration, billing would be monthly.
If I take out the 5 year lease, can I stop part-way? Yes, you can end it at 3 years for 1 month’s payment. All equipment will need to be returned in reasonable and working condition.
Can I change the type of pool I’m leasing? Yes.
Do I end up paying more than if I’d bought it? Yes. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, this is an ongoing service and should be compared with hiring rather than purchasing. Secondly, the up-front costs are very much on our side. As we seek to make the hire business more sustainable in the face of Covid-19 and increasing costs, the lease scheme is one response to enable churches to avoid these increases. We have approached this both as churchfolk and businessfolk. Special sale packages are on offer at the moment, not just on ex-hire stock but also for new kits.
Is this a hire purchase? No, although if there is the interest, we could arrange one. The down-side is that your relationship would then be with the credit company rather than us. Also, it is possible to buy over short number of instalments if you want to spread the purchase.
How many times do I have to use the pool to break even? On the 5 year scheme, what you pay in one year on 3 hires would be more than you would spend per year on the lease. Therefore, as church on the 5 year lease, when you use your baptistry for the third time in a year, you are saving. For the new 3 year lease – by your fourth baptism in a year, the church is saving money.
Can I have a 12 month lease? Yes, though it would be worth looking at buying a baptistry. We do allow breaking down purchase to 2-3 payments. Woodenbaptistery would be worth looking at, too.
Leasing really is good value where the church isn’t needing a baptistry for a one-off event.