Okay it’s time for something a little bit different this week, something that manages to ‘think outside the box’ a little bit!
We all have that special place in our homes that is basically cut off from the rest of the world – a garage, basement, attic…you get the picture!
I’m talking about that special place that ends up hoarding the mass of crap a household and it’s members gather over a period of time.
Well, now there’s a site that allows you to rent stuff online and actually find a use for that hedge trimmer that you’ve never really used!
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The Zilok Review
Zilok.com is an online marketplace where you can rent items online for free ( there are no signup fees! ).
You can rent just about anything you can think of…as long as the item(s) is useful ( there’s no point in listing a mirror with no glass for example! ).
The site was founded by a french lady named Marion Carrette back in 2007. It is still based in Paris ( from what I can tell! ).
So how does the whole Zilok process work? How do the transactions between renters and the item owners work?
As I mentioned above, it’s free to join and to use…but renters must be prepared to pay a retainer fee to cover any damage they accidentally pull off.
From here it’s pretty simple really – the renter finds the item he/she is looking for and puts in a booking request.
The owner of this item sees this request then decides whether he’s up for a meeting or not.
If all goes well the renter and the owner meet up and the item changes hands. When the item is finally returned ( in good order ) the renter gets his/her retainer fee returned.
The item owner gets paid when the item is returned through a payment process they MUST indicate upfront.
Zilok takes between 5 and 10% of each transaction.
It’s worth noting that at this moment in time only people based in the US can sign up with this website ( don’t ask me why? ).
#UPDATE: The UK version of this site is now back online so check your relevant countries – there may be a platform for you!
Is Zilok Scam?
Well that’s been a pretty easy review today – not really much more to report on this offer other than what I have covered above!
I was hoping that maybe I’d find some complaints online that point towards scam tactics but this website seems to be squeaky clean!
The main question you have to ask yourself here is how willing you are to step away from the internet zone?
At the end of the day most of these transactions are done in the open – it’s just you and the renter!
How would you feel about meeting up with complete strangers and trusting them with your property?
I’ve got to be honest here – it’s NOT for everyone!