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Questions for Renters: People who are renting other people’s items
  1. Can I buy things on rentoid?
    No. Rentoid is all about renting, not selling. We just connect owners of stuff with renters of stuff. But heck, if you want to buy the item after the rental who are we to stop you.

  2. How do I rent something?
    3 simple steps to renting something:
       1. Join rentoid (free & easy) click here to join.
       2. Find the item you want to rent, then click on the 'item details' button
       3. Once on the item details page, click on the ‘contact details’ button and contact the owner to organize pick up.


  3. Who pays for the service?
    The person who listed the item pays a fee to rentoid. You pay them directly for renting the actual item.

  4. Do I have to list my items to be able to rent out things from other people?
    No, you can choose to rent, list or both.

  5. Do I need to live near the owner / renter item?
    That's up to you. If you want to travel 300 miles for someone's hairdryer, who are we to stop you? For smaller items like books, cutlery or hair pieces, the owner may choose to send them to you by post.

  6. What if I can’t find what I am looking for?
    List it in the stuff people want page, so that other rentoid members know what you are looking for. And be sure to tell your friends about rentoid. The more members, the more items available, the bigger the community, and the better the service.

  7. What about Rentoid and the environment?
    We care a lot. You can read about our perspective on the Rentoid and the environment page.

  8. You haven't answered my question!
    You can contact us. The details are on the contact Rentoid page.

Questions for Owners: People who have listed their items to rent out to other people.
  1. Can I buy things on rentoid?
    No. Rentoid is all about renting, not selling. We just connect owners of stuff with renters of stuff. But if a renter of your item wants to buy your item - go for it.

  2. What items can I list?
    You can list anything that you are comfortable renting out.

  3. How do I know I will get my things back in good condition?
    A simple protection method is to put a bond on your item. This option available when you list the item. This is the best way to protect your items. Also make sure the renter of your item pays you upfront before you rent them the item.

  4. Does it cost anything to list my items?
    It's $4 to list one item. Or $30 for a membership to list as many as you like. Awesome value!

  5. How much should I make the bond? That's a tough one. Enough to ensure that the renter looks after your stuff. But do not make the bond too much, or else you will turn the renter off renting from you. An example might be $200 for a Nintendo Wii worth $600. Or maybe a credit card swipe if you have the facility to do so.

  6. How much should I list my items for?
    There are a few things to keep in mind, so read the blog post about how to set your rental prices.

    Pricing advice: We recommend the following prices on items which our research shows is best for generating lots of rental transactions:
    1 day = 1% of items value
    1 Week or weekend = 5% of items value
    1 month rental = 10% of items value

    This seems to be a good model for most items, but of course the final pricing decision is yours. But it makes sense to rent it out more often for a lower price, than to charge too much and never rent it out.


  7. Does the bond have to be cash?
    No. You might want to take something of value - we know some people have asked for the renter's passport or driver's licence, but it is really your choice and whatever makes you feel comfortable.

  8. Do I need to live near the owner / renter item?
    That's up to you. If you want to travel 300 miles to rent out your ugg boots, who are we to stop you? For smaller items like books, CDs or novelty ties, you might be better off sending it in the post. We recommend that you use registered mail.

  9. You haven't answered my question!
    you can contact us. The details are on the contact rentoid page.

  10. Is this the last frequently asked question?
    No. It's the second last.

  11. What about this one?
    Yes. This is the last one. Thanks for reading.