Would you rent an Ipad for 25 USD pr. day when travelling to another country?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by ravenellos, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. ravenellos

    ravenellos
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    3G and useful tourist apps included in rental price. Ipad delivered to hotel and picked back up.
     
  2. Kaykaykay

    Kaykaykay
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Wizard

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6,971
    Thanks Received:
    445
    No. For me, the iPad is a personal device with all my apps and other content loaded on it. Plus, it doesn't cost $25 a day for online access anywhere if I use my own iPad.
     
  3. leelai

    leelai
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24,840
    Thanks Received:
    1,306
    I am going overseas next month and hopefully by then I will have my iPad loaded with everything I'll need. So no not for me because I do all my research beforehand. If you could load the iPad with all points of interest for that particular city and what they'll be doing on their trip, some might be interested especially if skype was available for those who need to keep in contact. There's a lot to think about with this venture.
     
  4. jsh1120

    jsh1120
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,292
    Thanks Received:
    87
    Assuming you're asking as a market research effort. A couple of thoughts.

    () You're unlikely to find a reliable sample for your question on a forum like this. Almost all of us have our own iPads and most are relatively well versed in the apps available for travel. In short, when we travel we're likely to have our own iPads.

    () I suspect you'd be better off with a less flexible, more portable, and more focused device than the iPad. Not to mention a less expensive device. A tablet (preferably one smaller than the iPad) pre-loaded with content (or web sites) specific to the city in question, e.g. maps, tourist attractions, etc. and easily accessible from a home screen would be the "value added". Think of the sort of audio guides available in museums, for example. Not necessarily in terms of audio tours (though that would be great), but in terms of ease of use and obvious value to the tourist.

    () Keep in mind that as user friendly as the iPad is, people do take courses in Apple stores to learn how to use them. Simply handing a tourist an iPad and expecting them to know how to make use of it is likely to be problematic.

    () Overall, I think you have the seed of a good idea. Focus on limiting the cost of the device, the ease of use, portability, and the value added in terms of specific apps/websites/content a tourist might want to access and you may have a winner. But don't underestimate the upfront investment (especially in the "value added" aspect of the device.)

    P.S. As a fan of Rick Steve's travel shows in Europe, it's noteworthy that he repeatedly advises travelers to hire local guides in unfamiliar cities. If you think of the device you're considering as the electronic version of such a "guide," and price it accordingly, you may have a market.
     
    #4 jsh1120, Sep 14, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011
  5. thewitt

    thewitt
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1,634
    Thanks Received:
    72
    No. I can get a real local guide throughout SEA for that much money...

    -t
     
  6. Septer55

    Septer55
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Probably not. I'd bring mine with me.
     
  7. jncbankston

    jncbankston
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Thanks Received:
    4
    And that...people...is how you break your answer down. Well written and thought out.

    And I would not pay $25 a day for the iPad if I were going to another country only because if I lose it or if it's stolen, i will have to pay the vendor for the original price.

    That and I'd be mad when it's time to return it because all iPad users always wonder how they got along before laying hands on one.

    Sent from Scooter, my White Verizon 32GB iPad2, using iPF
     
  8. Njzillest

    Njzillest
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    12
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I personally would never pay that ridiculous price. I also bereave the iPad is a very personal device. It is something you own rather than something you rent.
     
  9. apple2011

    apple2011
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Messages:
    128
    Thanks Received:
    0
    $25 per day could be tooooooo much...
    Would rather having a book reading or others...
     
  10. K1W1

    K1W1
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Messages:
    271
    Thanks Received:
    6
    $175 a week to rent an iPad? Whoever is thinking people will pay that has rocks in their head.

    If you know the person ask them if they want to buy any of the 19th Century South American Gold Shares I'm selling cheap.
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
business plan rent ipads
,
hotel ipad rental
,

ipad rental cost

,
ipad rental prices
,
ipad rental rates
,
ipad rental tourists
,
is renting ipad from a hotel a good idea
,
rent an ipad for travel personal
,
rent ipad for tourist
,
rent ipad tourist