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Old 10-17-2014, 07:27 AM   #1
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When to rent or buy (not homes)

Amethyst wrote about renting a truck on another thread. It triggered some questions that I have about renting, vs. buying.

"What's the best thing to do?"
"What's the cost?"
"Legal aspects - Insurance - Broken rental item"
"Where to rent?"
"Renter's legal responsibilities - ability to use safely use the item?"

My current issue is buying a recliner from a local store (1/4 mile away). The minimum cost to deliver is $50, and this seems high. I no longer know anyone who has a pick-up, so between taxes and shipping the $500 recliner will end up costing nearly $600.

So, what items have you rented, why, and the downsides to renting.

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Old 10-17-2014, 04:03 PM   #2
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I've rented specialized and expensive tools, like a core lawn aerator, that were close to $1,500 to buy and I think $50 to rent for a half day.

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