Why go to a store to rent a pressure washer, ladder, bike or waffle maker when neighbors down the street have one in their garage or kitchen that you could use for a modest fee?
That's the concept behind Peer Renters, a new iOS app that connects people who need to borrow an item with people willing to rent that item.
The service works a little like eBay, but with a mapping component. You take a snapshot of your gear, upload it to Peer Renters and enter a price, date range and deposit, if necessary. When someone in your area looks for the item you have, you'll pop up on a map. Peer Renters takes 10 percent of the rental fee, but you work out the details directly with the owner or renter.