Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category


March 9, 2009

Alright! So here’s the 411:

University is back! (well at least down here in sunny-one-day, rainy-the-next Melbourne, it is).

Here is the inescapable truth; Uni books are way too expensive for any self respecting uni student to spend all their hard earned on!

I mean come on – beer Vs uni books. Everyone knows who wins that battle. Hell, one book will set you back a minimum of 100 large (and we’re talking bare minimum here)! Multiply that by four or ask the Maths nerds to do it for you… and you’ll soon realise the hip pocket is about to go for ten rounds with Mohamed “the credit card” Ali!

So what’s the solution?

Simple! Don’t buy uni books… RENT THEM!


And it’s so easy. Rent out your old books from last semester then use that cash to pay for the rental of this semester’s books… It’s the perfect solution.

This means you’ll be getting this years Uni books for free… Brilliant, we know!

You’re welcome.

Check out a few books here and then put some of your own to work and start making money!

Luke and the rentoid team.


Kids & Money – Lauren Greenfield

December 2, 2008

Here’s a trailer from the film Kids & Money which was produced by Lauren Greenfield. Lauren has done some great work to critical acclaim on areas including Youth Culture, Gender, Body image, eating disorders and general popular culture.

At rentoid – the truth is we have some of these High end Rockstar items for rent, and I wonder if we are exacerbating the situation….  or helping people save money?

Maybe some savvy kids will use the site to start a mini entreprenurial business?

At a minimum I hope we are at least giving people the option for a smarter allocation of their scarce resources.

Rentoid in Top 100

November 26, 2008

Here at Rentoid HQ we have set our sights on the target of being one of the Top 100 websites in Australia.


According to Nielsen (with thanks to @eunmac on twitter) that means we will need 487,000 unique visitors each month.

Big Hairy Audacious Goal? Definitely. Let’s make it happen.


Road Rage!

November 21, 2008

Today’s little thought from Rentoid HQ:

Have you ever been the victim, offender or witness to a bit of good old fashioned ‘road rage’?

Most of you will have answered “Yes” to at least one of the above right?

It’s always the same old story;

Someone gets cut off by another vehicle and thus suddenly feels the urge to hang their torso out the window yelling obscenities and hurling hand gestures in the ‘offenders’ general direction.

Now think about this situation;

You accidentally bump into someone in the street. There is never any yelling, rude hand gestures or cursing. Generally there is a lot of “oh sorry mate” and universal politeness.

So what’s different??

Just because we are surrounded by big ugly metal boxes with four wheels we suddenly forget the fact that we’re dealing with another human being. Why do we forget to be polite and personable while driving? Worst still, why is it the ‘norm’ to abuse other road users?

Next time someone cuts you off on the road, think about how you would act on the street, face to face…  And act accordingly.

Luke and the rentoid team

You do the math

November 6, 2008

Below is a photo of two items which are regular rental items: A family car vs a paint spray gun.


We don’t have to be a maths genious to work out that it’s a far better return on investment renting out the spray gun. It’s a wopping 50% Return on Investment…. versus a too small to calculate return on investment for the car.

The point is the renter is still getting a massive benefit in renting out the Spray gun even though ther ROI is very high for the owner who is renting it out.

The benefits to the person who rents the spray gun instead of buying it include:

– Still saves 50% of the cash to buy one

– Doesn’t have to store it and let it gather dust

– It’s better for the environment to have one less spray gun

– They get to meet someone in their local area

– Both parties win financially.

So the point to all you rentoiders out there is. Put some stuff up there to rent and you’ll be surprised at the returns on investment you can get. Some are very, very good. And everyone still wins.  It’d be worth checking out the prices to buy some items and do a mini entrpreneurial project.

And of course if you need any help and ideas on how to do it call us any time

Cheers, rentoid team.

rentoid on 3AW morning show

October 31, 2008

Here’s the interview John & Ross did on the morning show on 3AW with rentoid chief espresso maker Steve Sammartino.


Happy listening!

Selling your House?

October 14, 2008

Posted by orangegirl.
We all know that not only buying, but selling a house is a costly business. With all the garden landscaping, cleaning, wanting everything nice before your open day or auction. Why not rent everything from ?

Rent a nice lounge suite to brighten up your loungeroom, fairy lights to make your garden attractive in the evening (and lets face it alot of people drive around after dinner looking for houses for sale). Imagine the nice photo taken at dusk with those nice lights on making your home stand out. Also, rent art for the walls, and nice potted plants for each room. Presentation is everything. So when selling, think to help give you a better price.

Our home and lifestyle category is Chokas… Check it out here.

And hey, while you’re at it, rent a trailer to move 😉 


Fathers day ideas

August 27, 2008

With fathers day coming up why not rent your Dad a motorbike for the day.  Seriously – it’s got to be better than a tired old pair of socks , tie or a singing mullet!

We all know that every guy who owns a motorbike dreams of owning a Harley but few can afford one, SO RENT ONE.

Or what about a fishing boat, a video camera to film that bbq (rented on of course) or even a sports car. How about a Porche convertable for the day at a lazy $400?

It’s all here on rentoid – a better and easy Fathers day gift.

Posted by Orangegirl

Temporary needs

August 21, 2008

Be prepared to be blown away…. Seriously. It’s going to shock you… well kind of.

Pretty much all of our needs are temporary. We actually use our bed more than any other item we own. So what is our real usage of stuff we use much less often? When we break it down to “time available”, it’s quite surprising. I thought I’d start with our biggest expense – the car.

The average usage of cars is as follows:

10,000km per annum = 1.8% of time available

25,000km per annum = 4.7% of time available (average in Australia)

50,000km per annum = 9.4% of time available

* This means that for more than 90% of the time the car we own is idle. Which then means 2 things. We could either rent a car when we need one…. or even better rent out ours when we are not using it. Especially if it is a bit of a bomb! it’s an asset of real value just sitting there….

Imagine all the other idle assets you own which you could be making money from.

Top 10 rental items

August 18, 2008

Because everyone is asking:

Here’s a list of our top 10 searched rental items on rentoid (in order) for the past month. This is the stuff people are looking for & ultimately want to rent.

  1. Fridge
  2. Treadmill
  3. TV
  4. Boats
  5. Nintendo Wii
  6. Computer / Laptop
  7. Camera
  8. Motorbike
  9. PS 3 (Playstation)
  10. Caravan

You got this stuff? Then get it here on rentoid as our members are here everyday looking for this stuff to help you make money.

Cheers, rentoid team