A fully insured, peer to peer rental marketplace
FriendWithA is a fully insured, peer to peer rental marketplace, for Onewheels, electric skateboards, and extreme sports, based out of Seattle, WA. Some people say we are like AirBnB, but for extreme sports.
People everywhere are looking to try out new adventures, from the Onewheel, electric skateboards, to snowboarding and photography, but either can't afford it, or they want to try it before they buy it. At FriendWithA, we want to connect people with a safe, and trustworthy environment, in order to list and rent items with each other.
Read below for the story on how FriendWithA was born.
Late one evening the founder Stefan Cordova was talking with a few of his friends. One friend said, “Man! Summer is coming up fast, I wish I had a friend with a boat!”. Two other times Stefan recalled hearing someone say, “I wish I had a friend with a boat”. It was that eureka moment when Stefan thought, yes! This is what the world has been waiting for, a boat sharing company! Thus, the idea of “Boaties” came to life!
Well during the time when Boaties came to life, Stefan and his wife were house sitting. Well the neighborhood they moved into had a cool little co-op amongst the neighbors. Everything was shared. It was a common sight to see someone driving the riding lawn mower down the neighborhood. This started the gears turning that maybe there was more than just Boaties.
After a few more conversations, he realized, wait, I’ve heard that saying before. On Facebook, “Does anyone have a friend with a truck?”, at his mom’s, “I wish I had a friend with a lawnmower” until finally, “Why isn’t there a place to rent and borrow anything?” Thus, Boaties pivoted to FriendWithA…
Why use FriendWithA?
By renting out your Onewheel, snowboard and other gear, you are able to recoup some of the cost that you spent on it. Continue riding, earn money and rent out your stuff to someone who really wants to borrow it, it's a win, win for everyone!
Many people can't afford to purchase everything new. With FriendWithA, now you can just borrow something for a few days, and go on unforgettable experiences that you never would have been able to experience before.
We help you get more rentals by increasing your online exposure to new audiences previously unaware of your products. We are here to refer customers to you, so that you can answer any complex rental questions and guide people through the process of finding just the right item(s)!
2018 was one of the hottest years on record! It's time for everyone to start doing their part to combat climate change and reduce consumption. Sharing items is not only good for the environment, it creates strong bonds and connections between you and anyone else who both use the same item(s).
With FriendWithA, you are meeting real owners and businesses who typically are very involved in the sport which you are trying out. This can be a great way to ask any questions directly with someone in the community in an easy, relaxed environment.
Try before you buy
Should I buy it or not? How often will I use this? Is this just going to sit in my garage after I use it for a week? Well don't believe the hype. Try something yourself and decide whether it's time to purchase.
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