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Decumulate t1_ja39z0u wrote

At what point do users have the right to resell? When do users own the product? If the answer is “never” then I don’t think you’re doing to have a lot of love here. People are getting tired and frustrated with subscription models.


shanoshamanizum OP t1_ja3a770 wrote

After a negotiated period. Anywhere from 5 to 7 years for standard users and 7 to 10 years for enterprises.

Compare that to my last 2 laptops which failed after 1 to 3 years of use.

On a macro level this model slows down the production/consumption cycle at both ends by reintroducing maximum quality paid for in installments.

Great for the environment too.


Decumulate t1_ja3adha wrote

Ok that’s rent to own, and yes in rent to own the user is still in control. The consumer being able to terminate rights of use is the benefit of rent to own.


shanoshamanizum OP t1_ja3ay8a wrote

Thanks! Can you direct me to an example?


Decumulate t1_ja3d8aw wrote

Yeah - this site. and before you say “but those products aren’t the long lasting type I imagined”, I think it’s because this model isn’t inherently going to solve this issue. You’re appealing to buyers that want to get in cheaper, not buyers that care about obsolescence


shanoshamanizum OP t1_ja3dndd wrote

It's not about getting in cheaper. In fact the first down-payment will be equivalent of a mainstream product. It's the only way to sell premium products to customers with decreasing income. Rent to own can have many variations. The one presented here is designed specifically to reward longevity and to guarantee no planned obsolescence.


Decumulate t1_ja3l1dz wrote

I’m still missing how longevity is rewarded though outside of a typical rent to own system


shanoshamanizum OP t1_ja3mn0r wrote

You simply stop paying if it breaks. You lose the product the company loses 40-50% of potential revenue. For each operational year you reward the company.


Decumulate t1_ja3nuco wrote

There’s absolutely nothing different with that versus what I posted above. That’s nearly every rent to own model. That doesn’t incentivize obsolescence - it would have to be direct incentive.