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Australian Item Hire Search

Published 07/14/2010 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Rentoid offers users a massive marketplace to rent merchandise rather than buy it. Many people find making a purchase is simply not within their budget. Others prefer to keep their belongings, yet still need to earn some extra cash. Rentoid allows each user type to meet in a way that benefits both. Items can be rented rather than purchased, which can save money while others can rent out their items without having to actually give them up through a sale. Rather than allow items to sit and gather dust, Rentoid users can let someone else use them and make some money.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Many people are suffering from a severe lack of funds these days. Rentoid was created as a way to help accommodate those on both ends of the spectrum. Users can let their belongings help them pay the bills and make some money on the side while others can save by renting rather than buying. Even larger items, such as vehicles, are available to rent on Rentoid.

What are the differences to other apps?

Rentoid is tapping into a new kind of ecommerce. Rather than only allowing actual sales and purchases, the site caters to a different type of buyer and seller. Here, users can make money by renting rather than buying or selling. The result may be more beneficial for some. Users who rent can save money on items they don’t need long term, while others can make a little income on items they may not want to permanently get rid of.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Rentoid features a brilliant blue and white color scheme that works well for this type of website. The rounded header and navigation tabs are attractive and make the entire site feel clean and sleek without distracting the user from images of available items for rent. Even someone who is not technically inclined can easily search for merchandise or browse popular items to find listings that suit their needs. The rules are also easy to access, included as one of the main navigation tabs. This is notable given the nature of the site, which may have a greater need for users to understand the process and limitations of renting from individuals.

How does the registration process work?

In order to rent or post an item for rent, users must register for Rentoid. By clicking the blue “signup or login” link at the top right hand corner of the homepage, just below the main banner, users can begin the process. The visitor is asked for an email address and password. After checking the terms of service agreement box, registration is complete. The entire process takes less than sixty seconds. New users can get started right away, looking for merchandise to rent or posting their own as available.

What does it cost to use the application?

Creating an account on Rentoid is free for all users. The buyer pays nothing except the fee for any rentals they choose. Those who list merchandise will be subject to a small listing fee of about $4. A second option is also available on Rentoid, which allows users who plan to frequently post items for rent to purchase a year long membership for about $30. This membership allows the user to post items without paying the listing fee.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Rentoid is ideal for anyone in need of making or saving some money. Situations may require specialized equipment or items that are only needed temporarily, such as a camper for a vacation trip. Rather than pay thousands or more, users can instead rent at a more affordable rate, returning the item when they are done with it. This is also a great way to avoid clutter at home and stick with a reuse “green” lifestyle.

  • Post wanted items so that others who may have that item can respond and possible work out a rental offer
  • Connect through Facebook or Twitter
  • Manage items listed through the My Rentoid account page
  • Contact Rentoid directly through email or a phone call
  • Easily browse items by category and most popular

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