Archive for the ‘things for rent’ 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.


Will Jason wear your shirt?

December 8, 2008


Will he wear your shirt?

At RentoidHQ we like to see people doing innovative things. Jason is outsourcing his wardrobe for the year – he will wear a different shirt every day of 2009 and blog and tweet about it.

Here is his blog.

Here is his twitter account.

Here is his flickr account.

Rentoid owns Thursday 2nd of April (we didn’t want to be fools on April 1st) and we’re going to rent it out to you.

Here is our spot on the calendar :


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.

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

Calling all gardeners!

August 15, 2008

Posted by Orangegirl

OK….So its snowing. Its cold. Its very cold. But apperantly from all the gardening magazines it’s time to get our gardens ready for spring…brrrrr.

Dont have a hedge trimmer, rotary hoe, shovel, lawnmower, slasher, whipper snipper, or even secatures. Well, you know what to do. RENTOID IT.

Log on, click on Garage and Garden, and there you will find everything that you see on all those backyard renovation shows at a fraction of the cost. In no time you will have a pristine garden that will make all your neighbours envious.

And why not send us a picture of your new tidy RENTOID garden 🙂 In fact, best garden photo sent in by a rentoid member gets a free uber cool t-shirt from Neighborhoodies of their choice. And we’ll feature all the photos sent in right here. So send ’em in.

Send photo’s to “general AT” – cleary written this way to avoid spam bots.

What are you waiting for…. go get renting.