New online marketplace gives used goods ‘a 2ndLease on life’
Launching in Brisbane this week is an innovative new player in the household goods and appliance rental market – online rental marketplace 2ndLease.
Breaking with the tradition of rental companies offering new goods on fixed terms, 2ndLease invites everyone to join the sharing economy by listing their own goods to be rented for an income, in doing so creating an affordable and flexible new method for households to access essential goods.
According to 2ndLease Founder and Director Alex Brown, the new site connects the community with the consumer, whilst also addressing the growing problem of E-waste.
“Our vision is to create a community-based, cost-effective alternative to the existing household appliance rental/purchase options, in the process reducing our landfill burden,” he said.
E-waste is the fastest growing type of waste entering the earth via landfills and dumps. 2ndLease is helping reduce the waste burden by promoting the reusing of electrical goods that still have a lot to contribute to our lives.
Not only does 2ndLease offer owners of second-hand goods the opportunity to derive an income from renting their goods, but charities will also get a piece of the action.
“Owners have the choice between keeping the income or directing it to their favourite charity, who often cannot directly accept electrical goods.
“This is part of the magic of our new online rental community. We are providing a new way for the public to donate to charities by unlocking the value in their un-used goods,” Mr Brown said.
2ndLease goods include fridges, washing machines, dryers, televisions and sound systems, and range between $10.00 and $25.00 per month. All contracts are on a month-to-month basis (2 months minimum) to give customers maximum flexibility.
2ndLease is now live – visit the site at www.2ndlease.com.au.
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