Called the Netflix of toys, Toygaroo allows parents to make sure there are plenty of Christmas gifts for their kids at just a fraction of the price of buying. The catch? You have to give them all back. Granted, most kids seem to only play with toys for a little while before they get bored, but how do you tell your kids after just a few weeks that they need to give back their toy? What happens if the toys break? Eventually it seems all toys that kids get break, so that would seem to be a problem. Also, what does the company do with the returned toys? Are they disinfected? This is not a DVD or game that is easy to reuse and probably has not been licked and sucked and puked on, this is a toy so I wonder how many times it gets reused.
Saturday, December 03, 2011
The company says they sanitize everything. Uh huh. They also say that if something breaks, that parents can buy it at a discounted cost. Yeah, but what if you are parent #6 in the chain. Are you paying the same as if you were parent #1? The cheapest option is a box of four toys which is $25 a month and has a retail value of $112. Is it worth it? Would you rent toys for your kids?