Do You Ever Rent Home Tech?

Do You Ever Rent Home Tech?

Taryn Williford
Jun 29, 2010

We've got a bias for buying tech and we don't even know where it came from. We rent DVDs all of the time. We'll rent party supplies if we're throwing a blow-out bash. We've even rented clothes and bags! So we can't figure out why we always consider technology to be a must-buy. Do you ever rent home tech?

We know we're not the only ones who've had to grab a carpet cleaner after a crazy party. And it's commonplace to rent your cable box or modem from your cable company (though if you want to save money, you shouldn't).

Somehow renting other tech; like TVs, stereo systems and air conditioners; is much less common. But it could be a smart idea depending on the scenario:

So where can you rent tech? You can hit up Google to find local rental places, or go nationwide with a general-rental company like Rent-A-Center.

But if any of the scenarios above sound like a sound clip from your life, here are three more specialized rental sources:

  • Projector 123 is happy to provide projector rentals for personal use with rates starting at under $100/day.
  • Meeting Tomorrow specializes in renting out audio-visual equipment all over the US, including plasma & LCD TVs and projector setups.
  • Atlas Sales and Rentals, Inc. are the portable cooling and heating pros, with locations nationwide.
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