Radio Rentals & RR

Radio Rentals, which also operates as RR – Rentlo Reinvented in South Australia, provides a range of consumer lease products, principally under the Rent, Try, $1 Buy® banner.  Radio Rentals / RR operates 85 outlets nationally and has been a market leader since 1937.

After nearly 80 years since its first store opened, Radio Rentals / RR is still Australia’s leading household appliance, technology and furniture leasing company.

Along the way, there have been vast changes in technology – from the radiogram to black and white television, colour TV, VCR and DVD players to the digital age and smartphones. Radio Rentals / RR reviews its product offering constantly to ensure it responds to customers’ needs and, over the years, has developed a number of high-quality Thorn branded products, which include TVs, fridges, smartphones and tablets. 

Rent, Try, $1 Buy® has become an industry icon enabling customers to enjoy the benefits and flexibility of rental along with the potential to obtain ownership. In line with the group’s responsible lending policy, Radio Rentals / RR ensures all customers are provided with products that suit their needs and budget and that they are not over-committed. This aligns with Thorn’s ‘fair-go’ ethic through which credit decisions are based on customers’ capacity to pay rather than their credit history. The outcome of this enables more Australians to gain access to everyday living essentials. 


Having access to a range of household and technology products at low weekly payments, with no deposit required, or any additional costs for delivery, installation or servicing is very appealing to Radio Rentals customers across the country. RR customers love the flexibility and choice of our “Pick Your Product – Pick Your Plan” proposition.

In addition to full service branches nationally, Radio Rentals / RR operates one person branches in regional areas, kiosks in metropolitan shopping centres and meets the needs of customers through online and telephone enquiry, with its website recording over a million visits a year.