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Excuse me, may I rent your car? (Robin Chase and Buzzcar)

Old 02-13-13, 12:16 PM
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Excuse me, may I rent your car? (Robin Chase and Buzzcar)

This is a Ted talk by Robin Chase, founder of zip car and buzz car.

A decade ago, Robin Chase founded Zipcar in the US, now the largest car-sharing company in the world. Now she's exploring the next level of car-sharing: Buzzcar, a French startup that lets people rent their own cars to others. The details are fascinating (how does insurance work, exactly?), and the larger vision (she calls it Peers, Inc.) points to a new definition of ownership and entrepreneurship.
https://www.ted.com/talks/robin_chase..._your_car.html

Do you ever rent cars or use zipcar? Would you rent a car from a stranger? What do you think of the whole peer to peer thing?
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I have used Zipcar with my son when we were in Boston, worked great, but occasionally there are issues with getting a car or the car you want/need.

I would be very leery of the peer-to-peer renting, due to insurance requirements and potential litigation. I read an article on it a while back, and the rentals by the author(s) were interesting.

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I haven't rented a car in a long while. I really haven't needed to go beyond a 4-5 mile radius of my house in quite a while too.

I'm pretty sure sometime this Spring I will need to move some materials to/from my house. But I won't be renting a car to do that.
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I'm pretty sure sometime this Spring I will need to move some materials to/from my house. But I won't be renting a car to do that.
How will you move some (presumably bulky or heavy) materials to/from your house?
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How will you move some (presumably bulky or heavy) materials to/from your house?
With a trailer? I've moved a couch on a bike, it's not hard with a decent trailer (and enough gears to get up hills).
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