Lending libraries, via mail
: The Netflix model is spreading — that is, the borrow-something-through-the-mail-and-never-pay-late-fees model. Lots of people tell Matt Haughey about such services for games. And Booksfree is a similar service for books (I just got that for my father for his birthday… today… happy birthday, Pa!). Is there such a service for music?
I can’t think of any other recyclable-consumables that would lend themselves to this model (I’ll use a hammer for two weeks and then send it back?)
Note that all of these can be replaced easily by digital delivery. They are only temporary consumer reactions to the inconvenience and high price of acquiring these things at retail today.