Say you for dome reason are deprived, you have 2 x addicted IR a spotty teenager.
$25 + some popcorn and some soda is a cheap days entertainment
That price is not competitive as many people would probably have alternative methods of accessing information, e.g., wifi hotspots for those with smartphones, Internet cafes, TVs in hotels with an Internet connection, etc.
Even if a business owner were to try rationalizing that such a price would cover a part of the expense of purchasing a new one in the event that the rented device were not returned, such a rationale would not make any sense, especially as a rental agreement would probably include the caveat that a renter would be charged for the full price of the device if it were not returned for any reason.
There just doesn't seem to be a justification for such a price apart from greed.
Having said that I did rent out a batch of iPads a while ago. I used http://www.rentaltablets.co.uk to hire out 4 iPads for a presentation I had.
Last edited by dedication; 05-24-2012 at 08:52 AM.