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If you had the option to rent archery equipment at a low cost would you?

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If you were able to rent archery equipment (bow, sight, stabilizer, arrows, tips, etc) at a low cost would you? I think this would be an awesome option that someone could do prior to making the purchase and then finding out you do not like the product. This happened to me a lot so I just wanted to see what you all though.
 

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Boy I would love that. Don’t see it happening but sure would be nice. Specially for stabilizers, I am in the process of incorporating a back bar right now and it sure would be nice to shoot it for a while before committing
 

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I agree completely. I had to do a paper on business and chose Archery. I was thinking of opportunities that are new or not offered and this came to mind and then thought it would be cool to see what the experts thought.
 

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I did a poll for this thread on the computer, but it looks like you don’t have the option to vote via phones. Bummer.


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If you were able to rent archery equipment (bow, sight, stabilizer, arrows, tips, etc) at a low cost would you? I think this would be an awesome option that someone could do prior to making the purchase and then finding out you do not like the product. This happened to me a lot so I just wanted to see what you all though.
If you hold over the first post a box will pop up with options, click on more and the. Click on web view. Then you can just click on the pole choices which are yes or no.


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If you hold over the first post a box will pop up with options, click on more and the. Click on web view. Then you can just click on the pole choices which are yes or no.


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Just did as stated. You learn something new every day. Thank you!


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Hahaha I know right! I got frustrated and just started hitting buttons. Tried and true method for sure hahah.


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The total cost investment would be a huge downer. Then there is just the fact of tracking, repair and retrieval of your equipment. I see huge problems. Nice idea but not practical for the return. Archery equipment for the most part is not a high profit margin adventure.
 

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Great points. Thanks Dale!


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The total cost investment would be a huge downer. Then there is just the fact of tracking, repair and retrieval of your equipment. I see huge problems. Nice idea but not practical for the return. Archery equipment for the most part is not a high profit margin adventure.
1. Have a rental agreement.
2.Credit card on file for the rental.
3.If not returned in x number of days full MSRP for product will be charged to card. Now you have sales at the best possible margins and rental.
4.Have a price sheet for common damages. Fees to be charged for as little as scratching a new product.
5.Product condition checklist like a rental car with photos of products when shipped and when returned to assess condition.

I hope some of these ideas are helpful to your paper! I wish I thought of that idea for my former business classes.

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Ontario Archery Supply up here will rent equipment. I think it's a neat idea to try out an expensive product before you commit to buy (releases, sights, etc.). Where I am there doesnt seem to be the big independent stores with tons of opened inventory to try out.
 

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1. Have a rental agreement.
2.Credit card on file for the rental.
3.If not returned in x number of days full MSRP for product will be charged to card. Now you have sales at the best possible margins and rental.
4.Have a price sheet for common damages. Fees to be charged for as little as scratching a new product.
5.Product condition checklist like a rental car with photos of products when shipped and when returned to assess condition.

I hope some of these ideas are helpful to your paper! I wish I thought of that idea for my former business classes.

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That is so smart. It’s a win-win for the store and the consumer. I really like the idea of charging full price if it is not returned in time. Damages are a great idea as well!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to post that!!! I’m honestly a little surprised the way that this poll is going. So far 9 have said no and 4 have said yes. I would definitely do this if it were available. Thanks again brother




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Ontario Archery Supply up here will rent equipment. I think it's a neat idea to try out an expensive product before you commit to buy (releases, sights, etc.). Where I am there doesnt seem to be the big independent stores with tons of opened inventory to try out.
That’s awesome that they do that. I agree this would really only be useful for big ticket items m. Thanks for the reply brother!




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That is so smart. It’s a win-win for the store and the consumer. I really like the idea of charging full price if it is not returned in time. Damages are a great idea as well!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to post that!!! I’m honestly a little surprised the way that this poll is going. So far 9 have said no and 4 have said yes. I would definitely do this if it were available. Thanks again brother




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I would love a rental program. The only reason I buy on the archery talk classifieds is because if i dont like the product i can sell it for what I bought it for. Cost to me is shipping.

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True and great point. I buy my bows on here because I can’t afford a new one Hahahah. I could totally see myself renting a sight, rest, stabilizer and release. Bows I don’t think would really need to be rented because you can shoot them in shops. I guess you could rent a bow to test all the equipment or a specific piece of equipment on a bow that you don’t have yet.


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So, let's say you wanted to rent something. What would you pay relative to the cost of the equipment? 5%? 10%? So, a $1000 bow would rent for $100 per week?
 

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I voted no, just because of the logistics it would be to actually run the company and not go insane in the process. I do wish I could do a rental on stabilizers. Been messing with that on my hunting bow and can't find the right feel for me.
 

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So, let's say you wanted to rent something. What would you pay relative to the cost of the equipment? 5%? 10%? So, a $1000 bow would rent for $100 per week?

That is the issue, take a bike rental. If you rent a 1K bike you pay about 75$ a day or 100 a weekend type system. Are people going to pay 100$ a weekend to rent a bow? I would not
 

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I don't think it is cost effective for a bow, however on the accessories side, I believe it would be a great option. Can't tell you how many times I've bought something and put it on my bow and a week later ask myself why I did that.
 
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