To Buy or To Rent? (That Is The Question)

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    Picasso
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    I’m torn between renting furniture and buying it. I am leaning towards renting it, because for me, that would make a bit more sense. At least I think it does.

    However, I am about to work in one location for a few months, then I will be posted to another city. I will stay there for a few months, then I am on the move again to another place.

    Renting makes sense, but then there is also the cost to factor in. What would be some of the benefits of renting as opposed to buying it outright? Thanks in advance.

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    Jason
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    I think I would do the same if I were you. I think it would be better to rent than to own your furniture, in view of what else you said.

    There really is no right or wrong answer. I think there are some people who would move their furniture as well. It is an extra hassle, since these will be a bulkier item. Besides, if you took it with you, you would still have to pay for moving it. It definitely makes a big difference in terms of the weight.

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    Picasso
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    Good point. I suppose the cost of renting it kind of balances out.

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    Seamus
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    I would rent too. This can be a good solution whether it is short term or long term. I don’t think renting furniture is going to be all that expensive. If you buy your furniture, then you are pretty much stuck with it. You have to take it with you. That’s a bit of a drag for someone always on the move.

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    Danny
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    I think being able to afford some luxury items would be a benefit. If you had to buy something that is a luxury item, you may decide not to, once you see the price.

    This way, you can choose a high-end product and be able to afford and enjoy it. If I am not mistaken, you can even upgrade, or change it to another, but don’t hold me to that.

    #100000746

    Picasso
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    That would be nice. I can call friends over and pretend like I’m loaded! There’s no reason to tell them I’m only renting!

    But seriously, that is a good point. It would be nice to enjoy furniture that I would otherwise never buy. Best of both worlds, eh?

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    Professor Ralph
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    If you rent it, then you don’t have to worry about selling it. You don’t need to worry about taking it. Just pack and go with minimal hassle. When you go to the next place, you can arrange it so that it can be set up before you arrive. That’s convenient. No headaches.

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    Andre
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    Some of these rental places will even send someone over to help you pick furniture that’s right for you. The company I used to work for a few years ago rented their office furniture from Executive Furniture Rentals. They had really nice stuff! I remember my boss being helped in picking the right package for our office.

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    Picasso
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    OK, I think that’s what I’ll do too. Thanks everyone.

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