I love creativity. I love someone that takes an idea and tweaks it to make it better or at least different. I also love renting and not owning.
So you’d think I would be all about this new renting toys service called Toygaroo. I REALLY want to like this service, but I’m reluctant to do so. Here’s why:
1. Cost – at $25-$52 it seems VERY expensive to me. For $25 a month I can rent 4 toys! How expensive are these toys to just buy? The most popular package is $33 for 6 toys a month. That just seems high to me. I see their toy comparison chart, but I don’t know that we will spend what the average family is spending on toys.
2. Taking toys away from Mercedes – Yes she is going to outgrow them, but I don’t want to pay double the price in renting them than just buying them. I did laugh at their current promotion of putting 6 toys under the tree for $33. Yes, but we will be taking those toys back at the end of the month if we discontinue the service!
3. No Yuck Factor – I am sure that they have really cleaned these toys, but the thought of where those toys have been is tough to overcome.
I do see a lot of good in this service too. Toys that she doesn’t want anymore or outgrows can be turned in for new toys. They deliver right to the door so I can stay out of Toys R Us. They seem to have a good assortment and she may get to have expensive toys that we couldn’t afford to buy.
Still I don’t think we will do this service. What do you think?