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08-04-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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Craigslist Pentax post of the day

Gotta love this one

08-04-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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This type of thing is becoming quite popular actually. Private Rentals of consumer goods. Like the poster said, he'll leave appropriate collateral and the owner would get $20-30 for something sitting on a shelf.

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if someone cannot rent from CameraLensRentals.com then I sure as heck am not gonna rent anything to them, unless of course they leave me a $750 cash deposit which will be returned less a fee for cleaning and such by Pentax.

Then again people are liable to buy into this as a way to generate cash? I dunno...not when there are business which specialize in rentals. Weird...
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craigslist and the like are LOCAL services (atleast that is their intent)

renting something like a camera online, personaly, i would not do it.

if you do it the craigs list way

a john smith comes to your home, you give him the camera, you both agree that it is functioning, he gives you collateral.

comes back in a week, and gives it back into your hands, you both agree that it is still functioning, he gives you a rental fee, and you give him back his collateral.


if this doesnt instill trust in you, i dont know what does.

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Depends what the collateral is...
Would you value the collateral as much as the cam?
Probably not.

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Send them a link to Camera Rentals dot com.
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It would depend on how much cash he had on-hand and what his wife and/or girlfriend looked like.
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