Black Friday ads have you ready to reach for your wallet? STOP! Could you rent it instead? Before you shell out cash just because you spotted a "good deal," consider if you actually need that item, or if you might benefit more from renting it out. You’ll be amazed at what’s available for temporary ownership, from baby clothes to gardens. Not only will you not have to commit to the item, but you’ll also have a clearer conscience because your product won’t end up in a landfill.
While Black Friday ads are enticing, a great deal on an iPhone is not as great as having the flexibility to rent one, then ditch it when something snazzier comes along.
Even before people began making lifestyle changes to adapt to the recession, we were seeing a range of innovative ways to save money, including rental services, which we’re going to share with you in the slideshow below.
So, before you go out and pursue those Black Friday ads, reconsider if they are things you really need to own, and ask yourself if you might benefit more from the savings, flexibility, convenience and freedom of renting.
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Better Deals Than Black Friday Ads!
By: Bianca Bartz - Published: Nov 26, 2008