You can rent this stuff and save big

How many times have you bought something, used it once and then let it sit in your basement or attic for years? Then you have to move it around to get to something else. Now, more retailers are letting you rent stuff, instead of buying. From tools to sports equipment, it’s a cheap way to try something without the pressure of spending big bucks. Watch the video above to see our Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen test it out. Tool RentalsDo you just need a specific tool for a few hours or just a weekend home improvement project? At Home Depot, you can rent tools rather than buy them. You don’t have to store or maintain them. You just go online and find the tool or piece of equipment you need. You reserve it for the day and the amount of time you need it for. Then head inside the retailer and go to the designated register to pick it up. An employee will have it ready for you. They even offer tips and advice on how to use it. When you’re done, just bring it back. Prices vary depending on the type of tool you’re renting. You can rent it for 4 hours, on a per day basis, per week basis, or for 4 weeks total. You can also rent pickup trucks too.Sports Equipment Dick’s Sporting Goods is now doing tennis racket and golf club rentals. All you have to do is go online and choose a bundle or a la carte gear. You can even reserve 3 tennis rackets or multiple golf clubs if you’re looking to demo a few types. Then you reserve it for a certain amount of days. You won’t be charge until 10 days before your reservation. The gear arrives right to your door or vacation destination. The retailer says it ships anywhere in the country. Once you’re done, you repack the gear in the same box, use the return shipping label that’s sent with the equipment and drop it off at any FedEx location. Camping Gear Whoever has only been camping once, and didn’t like it, knows this feeling. Buying tents, sleeping bags, lanterns, sleeping mats, etc. is expensive. Then you pack it away somewhere and think “maybe I’ll use it again one day.” Dick’s Sporting Goods also does rentals for camping equipment. Our team was surprised that you could rent thousands of dollars in equipment for just a fraction of the cost. In the kit we rented; we had two camping chairs, a tent, two sleeping bags and mats, a YETI backpack cooler, a lantern, two headlights, etc. The process is similar to how you rent tennis and golf stuff. Again, all you do is pack the stuff back in the original box and send it back to the retailer when you’re done. REI locations let you rent everything from camping gear to snowshoes to climbing gear. Anything outdoorsy you can think of, they’ve got it. Depending on the location and season, some stories available gear can vary. Pricing varies but if you become a member, you’ll save some money on rentals. Video Games You buy a new video game for your kids and within a week or two…they’re over it and wanting the next one that just came out. Check out the website GameFly. All you have to do is register for an account and choose the membership you want to pay for. Once you do that, you can start picking games to go into your queue. The first game(s) is then sent out automatically. Your child can play it for as long as they’d like. Once you send the game(s) back, the next one is mailed to you. You’ll save money renting video games, rather than purchasing them…even ones that have just been released. Here are the plans the website offers for new members (after a free 30-day trial): 3-month introductory rate for 1 game out at a time starting at $9.50 plus tax/month. 3-month introductory rate for 2 games out at a time starting at $13.50 plus tax/month. After your free trial or 3-month introductory rate expires, the following monthly rates for existing members will be applied: • 1-Disc Plan – One game out at a time for $15.95 plus tax/month. • 2-Disc Plan – Two games out at a time for $22.95 plus tax/month. • 3-Disc Plan – Three games out at a time for $29.95 plus tax/month. • 4-Disc Plan – Four games out at a time for $36.95 plus tax/month.Clothing & Jewelry For clothing, Rent the Runway is well-known for renting clothing for special occasion clothing. We also found a site for women called Nuuly. You sign up for a membership and get 6 styles for the month for $88. You wear them and then send them back at no extra cost. You don’t even have to launder or repair them. That’s included in monthly fee. For men, the site Mr. & Mrs. Collection lets you rent clothing too. Prices vary from $59 to $89 a month depending on what plan you sign up for. For jewelry, Rocksbox is a popular rental choice. For $21 per month, you’ll receive three pieces of jewelry that are yours to wear and return when you’d like. There’s no deadline. You just won’t be sent a new set until that one is returned. If you want to keep a piece from the set, you can buy it with your monthly credit that you’ve built up. There’s no limit on the number of sets you can receive every month with your membership.

How many times have you bought something, used it once and then let it sit in your basement or attic for years? Then you have to move it around to get to something else.

Now, more retailers are letting you rent stuff, instead of buying. From tools to sports equipment, it’s a cheap way to try something without the pressure of spending big bucks.

Watch the video above to see our Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen test it out.

Tool Rentals

Do you just need a specific tool for a few hours or just a weekend home improvement project?

At Home Depot, you can rent tools rather than buy them. You don’t have to store or maintain them. You just go online and find the tool or piece of equipment you need. You reserve it for the day and the amount of time you need it for.

Then head inside the retailer and go to the designated register to pick it up. An employee will have it ready for you. They even offer tips and advice on how to use it. When you’re done, just bring it back.

Prices vary depending on the type of tool you’re renting. You can rent it for 4 hours, on a per day basis, per week basis, or for 4 weeks total. You can also rent pickup trucks too.

Sports Equipment

Dick’s Sporting Goods is now doing tennis racket and golf club rentals. All you have to do is go online and choose a bundle or a la carte gear. You can even reserve 3 tennis rackets or multiple golf clubs if you’re looking to demo a few types. Then you reserve it for a certain amount of days. You won’t be charge until 10 days before your reservation.

The gear arrives right to your door or vacation destination. The retailer says it ships anywhere in the country. Once you’re done, you repack the gear in the same box, use the return shipping label that’s sent with the equipment and drop it off at any FedEx location.

Camping Gear

Whoever has only been camping once, and didn’t like it, knows this feeling. Buying tents, sleeping bags, lanterns, sleeping mats, etc. is expensive. Then you pack it away somewhere and think “maybe I’ll use it again one day.”

Dick’s Sporting Goods also does rentals for camping equipment. Our team was surprised that you could rent thousands of dollars in equipment for just a fraction of the cost. In the kit we rented; we had two camping chairs, a tent, two sleeping bags and mats, a YETI backpack cooler, a lantern, two headlights, etc.

The process is similar to how you rent tennis and golf stuff. Again, all you do is pack the stuff back in the original box and send it back to the retailer when you’re done.

REI locations let you rent everything from camping gear to snowshoes to climbing gear. Anything outdoorsy you can think of, they’ve got it. Depending on the location and season, some stories available gear can vary. Pricing varies but if you become a member, you’ll save some money on rentals.

Video Games

You buy a new video game for your kids and within a week or two…they’re over it and wanting the next one that just came out. Check out the website GameFly.

All you have to do is register for an account and choose the membership you want to pay for. Once you do that, you can start picking games to go into your queue. The first game(s) is then sent out automatically. Your child can play it for as long as they’d like. Once you send the game(s) back, the next one is mailed to you. You’ll save money renting video games, rather than purchasing them…even ones that have just been released.

Here are the plans the website offers for new members (after a free 30-day trial):

  • 3-month introductory rate for 1 game out at a time starting at $9.50 plus tax/month.
  • 3-month introductory rate for 2 games out at a time starting at $13.50 plus tax/month.

After your free trial or 3-month introductory rate expires, the following monthly rates for existing members will be applied:

• 1-Disc Plan – One game out at a time for $15.95 plus tax/month.

• 2-Disc Plan – Two games out at a time for $22.95 plus tax/month.

• 3-Disc Plan – Three games out at a time for $29.95 plus tax/month.

• 4-Disc Plan – Four games out at a time for $36.95 plus tax/month.

Clothing & Jewelry

For clothing, Rent the Runway is well-known for renting clothing for special occasion clothing.

We also found a site for women called Nuuly. You sign up for a membership and get 6 styles for the month for $88. You wear them and then send them back at no extra cost. You don’t even have to launder or repair them. That’s included in monthly fee.

For men, the site Mr. & Mrs. Collection lets you rent clothing too. Prices vary from $59 to $89 a month depending on what plan you sign up for.

For jewelry, Rocksbox is a popular rental choice. For $21 per month, you’ll receive three pieces of jewelry that are yours to wear and return when you’d like. There’s no deadline. You just won’t be sent a new set until that one is returned.

If you want to keep a piece from the set, you can buy it with your monthly credit that you’ve built up. There’s no limit on the number of sets you can receive every month with your membership.

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