I bought mine from was going to hire one but its not much more expensive to buy them. Although in the end I went for the most expensive one they had, the Mama Tens. Total price including delivery was £80. So not too bad, plus fingers crossed this won't be the only baby and I'll be using it again. The machine is tiny, weighs nothing and was delivered within a week of ordering, they also hire them out if you're not near a boots.