We are a local, DFW-area family with 4 kiddos. As a drummer in high
I contacted the music store recommended by the percussion instructor and learned my options were $1,700 to purchase a new marimba or rent one for about $65/mo. I also needed to drive an hour-and-a-half round trip, fill out a long contract and lug that monster home then back again when we were done with it.
Seems like there had to be a better option, right? So, we created one and launched DFWMarimbas.com to provide marimba rentals at a lower price and free delivery.
How do we do it?
- We purchase used marimbas then we clean and repair them. We have less invested in each marimba so we can rent them for less.
- We don’t have much overhead as we run this business part-time from our home with no employees, no rent, etc..
- We utilize the latest off-the-shelf secure web technologies for recurring billing to reduce the manual work required.
- This isn’t a full-time business and doesn’t require a full-time salary. Therefore, I pass those savings on to parents.