You Can Rent Pretty Much Anything These Days

Tailgating Football Fans --- Image by © Don Mason/Corbis

Tailgating Football Fans. Image by Don Mason/Corbis

Did you drop your phone in the toilet and need a replacement? Tired of paying full price for college textbooks? Looking to borrow a post hole digger or drone? Good news. There are options to rent all of these things and more. Below, we’ve shared a list of some of the more unusual things you can rent online, courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. Go ahead and take a gander and let us know which is the weirdest.

Smartphones: Ok, so you’ve lost your phone and you don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for a new one. Where can you go? offers short-term smartphone rentals for just about every carrier. Even better? They ship all over the U.S. for free and the cost of the monthly rental is less than thirty bucks.

College Textbooks: Rather than spending a ton of money buying your books before the semester and then selling them back to the bookstore or another student at the end of the term, rent them instead. Renting your books through can save you anywhere between 50 and 85 percent for the same new or used book you could buy somewhere else.

Stuff: At, you can rent just about anything, including keyboards, meat smokers, water ski boats, blenders, car hitches, and more. The all-purpose rental site lets neighbors rent their belongings to neighbors. Looking for something unique? Just type in your zip code on the site and see if someone is renting it nearby.

Tailgating Equipment: Companies such as Tailgate Ten in Columbus or Tallahassee Tailgating & Events let you rent everything for your tailgating party from tents to tables and chairs. Expect to pay about $200 at these places or hundreds more depending if you’re planning a low-frills party or a big blowout with a rental trailer and grill. To read the rest of the items on the list, click here.

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