Information about Pensharing

How it works

How it works

What’s it all about?

The pen community LOVES pens!

So this is the place where you can either hire pens FROM other pen lovers or hire pens TO other pen lovers. But you don't have to hire to others to be able to hire from others - it's up to you!

We all want to try out the latest release from our favourite brand – and there’s someone out there who has one, so try it out for week! It’s much cheaper than buying it..

And let’s face it  - we all have lots of pens, but we can only use one at a time. So why not hire them out to your fellow pen lovers in the community?

 How does it work?

Firstly, just sign up! The first 3 months are free! After that it’s just a £2 per month membership fee. For that, you then get to hire pens from others or hire out your own pens.

It’s important to hire out to and hire from your own country – this avoids paying extra taxes when the pen arrives.

For owners, the security of your pen is the most important thing:

  • That’s why we’re members only [you have to be a member] – not just anyone can hire your pens.
  • That’s why it’s important for all owners to leave ratings for hirers – so you have peace of mind that the person you’re lending your pen to will take great care of it

 

How much should I charge?

Whatever makes it worthwhile for you, but pens, like anything, vary hugely in price. The hirer will have to pay the postage both ways so it doesn’t want to be too expensive relative to the price of the pen, but equally it needs to be worthwhile for you to hire out the pen. Around 5% of the replacement value of the pen is a good starting point.

Ultimately though you're free to charge whatever makes it worthwhile for you.

Who can join?

Anyone can join! But not everyone can stay necessarily.  We will continually pore over reviews, transactions and listings in order to maintain legitimacy and trust within the community.  We think Pensharing can be a great thing for the whole community, but we need your help to make sure that the right people are involved.