Renting games online

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PostRenting games online
by Errkal » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:40 pm

Anyone use a rental service?

Found this place https://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk/

It seems like quite a good idea especially for switch where games are pretty pricey, what are people’s thoughts?

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PostRe: Renting games online
by OrangeRKN » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 pm

Boomerang is the one that gets mentioned a lot, I've seen people here and other forums using it

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PostRe: Renting games online
by Errkal » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:43 pm

Ahh cool, their trustpilot reviews seemed good and 9.99 a month for 1 game seems reasonable when a game is going to set you back 40 or 50 quid.

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PostRe: Renting games online
by Saint of Killers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:52 pm

First off the bat: they had security issues (leaked card details) which many people believe stemmed from Boomerang. Boomerang never admitted to it. I used them for years and never had a issue with my card details.

They're very good at getting big games out on time, and there are many different tiers you can subscribe to. It's also easy to swap mid-sub. There are also things like bonus points which can be put toward free rentals or money off buying ex-rental games. They've been promising other features for as long as I can remember, but those never seem to leave the planning stage, but what's there is acceptable.
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PostRe: Renting games online
by Saint of Killers » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:53 pm


| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: Renting games online
by Errkal » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:04 pm




That’s, 2015 is log enough ago they probably sorted their gooseberry fool. For the other thread I get strawberry floated off when people bump old threads, but I’ll give it a read.

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PostRe: Renting games online
by HailToTheKingBaby! » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:07 pm

I've used them on and off for years. Recently rejoined on the 2 at a time bundle for 15.99

They have all formats and send things quicky. I currently have Team Sonic Racing and Innocent: A Plague Tale for Xbox off then. Got Rage 2 on release day and Mortal Kombat 11. No problems receiving or returning games as of yet.

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PostRe: Renting games online
by Pedz » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:25 pm

Errkal wrote:Anyone use a rental service?

Found this place https://www.boomerangrentals.co.uk/

It seems like quite a good idea especially for switch where games are pretty pricey, what are people’s thoughts?


I think they are ace, tbh.

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PostRe: Renting games online
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:28 pm

Is this the trap for Pete’s intervention?

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PostRe: Renting games online
by LewisD » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:57 pm

:shock: :shock: I need to reply to Peter!

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PostRe: Renting games online
by Errkal » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Giving their 3.99 package a go, first game has been dispatched :D

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PostRe: Renting games online
by Peter Crisp » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:33 pm

I've been a Boomerang customer for about 5 years and they are indeed great.
I've saved no end of money on games I kind of wanted to play but wasn't sure about.

I still buy games as the selection isn't 100% all games but they have enough of the big releases to keep me happy.

It's well worth a punt.

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PostRe: Renting games online
by Errkal » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:11 am

Peter Crisp wrote:I've been a Boomerang customer for about 5 years and they are indeed great.
I've saved no end of money on games I kind of wanted to play but wasn't sure about.

I still buy games as the selection isn't 100% all games but they have enough of the big releases to keep me happy.

It's well worth a punt.


Yeah I still think I’ll buy games I really “want” to play like right away or stuff I’ll want to replay.

I may even rent the game then buy it if I enjoy it and want have a copy for playing whenever.

Mostly I’m going to treat it like game pass and use it to try stuff I would otherwise consider and that.


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