Can You rent consoles

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  1. Tom Tom

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    AS above,

    Is there a company who rent out 360's for long weekends?

    Thanks
     
  2. HDPio

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    Don't be silly.
     
  3. Immortaleffectz

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    :confused:I have never heard of people renting 360's out. For £150 or so you can buy a brand new one
     
  4. Ultimate123

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    I doubt it.
     
  5. Trist

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    In defence of the thread starter, I know that years ago Blockbuster have previously rented out PS2's (back in the day when they were expensive next-gen machines).

    I'm pretty certain they dont do anything like that anymore though.
     
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    Yeah, they did! I rented a PS2 once to see if it was worth the investment, bought one a week later :D
     
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    I didn't think this was an unreasonable question.

    I remember renting a PS1 from blockbuster when they first came out.

    I think there is probably a trust issue, along with the fact the company would not be able to rent out an online enabled Xbox. If you want to demo an Xbox, pop into game or whatever. If £££'s is an issue, look to get Finance if you are desperate for a console!
     
  8. Codehead

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    Centre Parcs have PS3s in the executive lodges. ~£400 for a weekend though.
     
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    My local video store used to rent out xbox and ps2 consoles to and they were a small family run buisness not like xtra-vision or blockbuster.
     
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    I remember years back when my friend rented out a Playstation.

    Not a silly question at all really. I doubt you will find anyway that do it now though.
     
  11. wellladida

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    first of all idont think this is a stupid q renting 360's sounds like a decent idea;)

    and i dont think the op wants to demo the console seeing as he has a GT with a fair amount of achievements im guessing he needs to rent an xbox as he's away from his xbox or its in for repair and wants another to fill the void of no 360 being there;)
     
  12. Scapegoat

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    I bought one from Game with 2 games (Forza and Harry Potter) when mine failed. Sold the games straight away on eBay and then sold the console when mine came back from MS.

    If I counted the reward points I broke even!
     
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    Yeah, I saw a great deal at Game the other day. You give em 350 quid & you get a lifetime rental on a 40g PS3.
     
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    If there was i doubt they would hire out 360's, the problem would be with them lasting long enough without hardware failure to make any profit.

    Maybe they could take your ideas on board for the wii, oh no they would have serious problems getting hold of any in the first place, so forget them too.

    What about the ps3, could they get the consoles check, hardware failure not an issue check, hire decent software to play on it erm oh no, forget that one too then.

    Nope i don't think you will be able to hire out any next gen machines in the forseeable future sorry, was a good idea though. :D
     
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    as a fan of the sega dreamcast i remember there being special "rental" versions of the dreamcast and it all came with 2 controllers and a carry all case and had 2 of the 4 posts at the front blocked up

    this was a really big thing in japan and was not done by just a few stores like the ps1 was it was nationwide
     
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    Problem is that most poeple would treat it like crap since it is not theirs, and after 3 or for rentals the machine would be dead..., imagine renting out a psps and the screen coming back all scratched, or a wii and someoen stuck a PSP game in the slot.... i've actually seen that....
     
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    Agreed, a bit like a hire car, you would need to pay a large deposit too, or a lot of consoles would be walking to fake addresses. :D
     
  18. Tom Tom

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    Thanks for the defense....

    The reason I asked is because I remember a local video shop hiring out SNES and MegaDrives years ago.

    I am going away for a long weekend and we have 3 Xbox360's already but a 4th would be a nice round number, no-one else who is coming has one. (That isn't already providing one)

    Tom

    Additional question to this then.

    For COD 4 is we have 3 360's and one/or 2 PS3's are they compatible via a network

    I know the game disks wont work but will playing on line
     
  19. wellladida

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    360's and ps3's definintely 100% do NOT play agaisnt eachother online
     
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    do hire them so far for 360 we got £500 wii £345 and ps3 £620
     
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    Not worth the bother, blu ray players are now available for under £250.00. :D
     
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    Haha, I remember when my local Spar shop used to rent out N 64 consoles, for like a fiver a night. :D
     
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    We used to rent out the PS1 at uni when it first came out. :D Seemed to pretty much always have one rented out and even though they were £300 + back then we still could have probably bought one with the cash we spent.
     
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    Isn't it hilarious to think that a PS1 used to cost 300 quid + :rotfl:
     
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    Indeed! Crazy and we're only talking about '94/'95 time. I guess my Amiga cost me £400 as well and that was a fair bit of cash back then. I'm sure that my dad paid something like £400 for the Dragon 32 aswell back in 1982! :eek:
     
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    Why? It was cutting edge technology, ditto ZX81 or the fab C64 - less memory than my toaster, but at the time worth every penny!

    I did rent a PS2 off Blockbuster a few years back - i think i needed a second to play 8-player TimeSplitters (4 per screen), but havent seen any renting lately.
     
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    Its quite a good question.

    I remember when i was a lad, there used to be a shop called Granada (i think)
    which used to rent out tvs, video players, playstations, hi-fis. but i dont think they exist anymore
     
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    Today's equivilent is DialAtv but they dont do consoles..
     
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    I mean it's hilarious to think what you could get now for 300 quid, compared to that of a PS1. It's funny to compare the changes.
     
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    yea but that will happen in another 5-10 years you will look back and say my the PS3/360 cost £400 but I got mine for £10 in a carboot.....
     

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