Buy vs. Rent There’s a lot to consider when opting for equipment rental or buying equipment, but here are a few of the main points to consider: If one needs an item more than once, equipment rental may be cheaper than buying. Leasing allows one to access lower-cost equipment flexibly. Video Source Buying can be cheaper over the long term. While rentals are great for one-off projects, purchasing equipment makes sense if one will use it frequently in the future….