When I went to the Jane Jacobs walk around North Chennai recently, I met the person who runs Bambaram.in. I got curious by the name and asked him what the site is all about, and he told me that it’s an online rental library for toys, books, board games, puzzles, DIY science kits, CD’s and other infotainment products for kids .
I thought that the concept was interesting enough to mention it in my site. Imagine how much money parents spend on toys/books for kids, only to realize that their child is already bored with it within a few days (hours?). In no time, kids always want another new toy!! So, instead of buying toys/board games, why not rent it? Once the kid is exhausted with a toy, one can just return it and get another!
The best part of this service is, the team at Bambaram.in delivers and takes back the above mentioned items from subscriber’s homes, once in every fortnight. All you need to do is call or send a mail! Another good thing about this service is, most of the toys/products offer some educational value, in addition to fun/entertainment.
I think they offer this service (via monthly subscription plans) currently only in Chennai (India) but they might extend it to other cities in future. What do you think about this service? Would you like to rent toys or buy it? (They also sell educational toys, but I was intrigued more by the rental part). You can read their FAQ section for further info.
PS: I have no idea about how good their collections/services, are. Also, I am not affiliated with the above mentioned site in any way. This article is just for your information.