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iPad Rental Experince - Where to?
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Apr 3, 2012, 02:10 PM
 
So I'm wondering where I can do this with a reputable company...seems like a fly by night ones out there which I DON'T want to give my credit card to.
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Apr 3, 2012, 02:24 PM
 
I have never heard of renting ipads, but it makes sense. sometimes you only need for travel etc.

What's your purpose in renting?
     
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Apr 3, 2012, 03:09 PM
 
iPad and smartphone rentals should be a more common business, in the wake of boatloads of people feeling remorse for their 2 year agreements.
     
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Apr 7, 2012, 05:20 PM
 
Come on entrepreneurs! Make it happen.
     
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Apr 7, 2012, 11:03 PM
 
How does $40 a week sound?
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 08:32 AM
 
I think dealing with the theft/loss/damage would be too much of a hassle.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 09:03 AM
 
Originally Posted by jayG87 View Post
Definitely a good idea, guys! Wondering, why apple has not thought about it so far... I mean, if you try it by renting, you will be definitely very soon thrilled and even buy one!
They did the "Test Drive a Macintosh" thing in the 80s.

One thing you have to realize is that a large proportion of people are complete assholes, and doubly so about stuff that doesn't "belong" to them.

Dealing with tech rentals is expensive and stressful, and, while certainly something that's fine for third parties, nothing I'd fault a manufacturer for not getting into.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 01:55 PM
 
Originally Posted by Atheist View Post
I think dealing with the theft/loss/damage would be too much of a hassle.
Somehow they manage for cars and plenty of other large/expensive items.
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Apr 18, 2012, 02:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by SSharon View Post
Somehow they manage for cars and plenty of other large/expensive items.
I know of no manufacturer of cars or other large/expensive items that run rental services for their products as well.


It's a third-party business. There's plenty of companies that do this. Computer rentals have been around for ages.

The question posed in this thread is "WHICH ONE?"

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Apr 18, 2012, 07:43 PM
 
I've rented $2000 camera lenses for vacations. Great value when you only need something for a short time.
     
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Apr 18, 2012, 08:01 PM
 
It's called putting a new iPad on Credit and returning it before the 14 day return period has expired.

     
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Apr 18, 2012, 11:28 PM
 
Originally Posted by jayG87 View Post
Definitely a good idea, guys! Wondering, why apple has not thought about it so far... I mean, if you try it by renting, you will be definitely very soon thrilled and even buy one!
I think the iPad is selling well enough as-is without renting.
     
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Apr 19, 2012, 04:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
I think the iPad is selling well enough as-is without renting.
Totally different market segment that someone besides Apple could exploit.
     
   
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