5 Things you should rent instead of buy


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5. Movies and Music

Do you remember the last time you bought a movie? Or a TV box set? Or maybe a music album?

Me neither.

The countless number of online services like Netflix, Stan, Spotify etc. have made it so easy to watch and listen to an unlimited number of things for just a few dollars a month. So what’s the point of keeping a stash of DVDs/CDs?

 


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4. Computers

I don’t mean your laptop or personal computer. I mean the computers that host websites and the various online services.

Cloud providers like Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud Platform etc. have made it so easy to deploy online services in Public Cloud at massive scale at the Enterprise level. For smaller businesses, services like Squarespace, WordPress, Wix etc. are making building and maintaining websites a breeze.

Whether you own a small business or work in a large one, stop buying computers and rent them instead (unless you work for Google or something).

 


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3. Apartments

Most people prefer owning a home than renting one; cause who wants to pay for someone else’s mortgage? Besides, property always tend to appreciate, right?

Maybe not always. While property prices have generally been on the rise in Australia for the past 10 years, it’s really the land value that’s appreciating rather than the buildings sitting on top. Regardless of the boom and bust cycles of the property market, house and townhouse owners also own the parcel of land, but apartment owners have to share it with the neighbours.

So keep renting that apartment, and save up for a house!

More reading material…

 


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2. Cars

Owning cars suck.

Don’t get me wrong, I love cars, but owning them really do suck. CTP insurance these days cost sooooo much. If you have a slightly older car like I do, having to pay for yearly servicing is like an annual bleeding ritual for your wallet.

With services like GoGet and CarNextDoor, it’s becoming easier to not own a car if you only need one infrequently. If you need a car a bit more frequently and don’t mind Holdens, check out if Maven is available in your city. I just found out recently that you can rent brand new Holdens from them a few weeks to months at a time.

 

1. Mountain Bikes!


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Come on, you saw this coming right? We are a mountain bike rental company after all.

Mountain bikes are awesome, but just like cars, they require quite a bit of TLC. On top of the cost of actually purchasing a decent MTB, a general service costs anywhere between $60 to $100 depending on the bike shop.

And if you are renting an apartment (like you should), storage space is going to cost a premium. Don’t let your apartment look like the one in this picture.

So forget all that headache, just rent your MTBs from us!

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