I would like to distribute a gadget worth about $45 to potential remote employees in China, in any major provincial city. The idea is that somebody who signs up to work for me would be able to get this gadget, try working and then either stay with the program and pay full cost or else return it and get a refund (or maybe he would originally rent it and now be able to return it). As far as I know this gadget at the present is not widely available in stores there, most likely is exorbitantly priced online (if it sells in China online at all) and in any event for my potential employees $45 is probably a big sum to risk.
So my question is, how can I (a small, underfunded American company) get this kind of rent-to-own or mail-order-with-refund scheme implemented? Ideally this should not entail me traveling to one of the cities in question in person simply because the tickets are expensive (if that’s not practicable, I can try traveling as well). It would also be nice to do it in a manner that reduces the chance of me being cheated/ripped off by both the gadget recipients themselves and 3rd party reshippers, if any.
The numbers involved would be small initially (maybe 40 gadgets distributed) and rapidly build up subsequently if it all works correctly.