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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Leasing ex 1?

Does anyone know if any of the boards sponsors (or anyone else if none of the board's sponsors do this) lease/rent out EX-1's on a little longer term basis? My situation is that
I am in a remote location in Alaska and as far as I know, the closest rental location would be close to 1000 miles away and shipping/mail takes about 2 days longer to get here than most places....even Fed Ex won't honor their normal guarantees here....understandably I suppose. Anyways, renting for couple days is hard because of shipping, and the project I will
be working on will be a bit longer term anyways...somewhere from 2 weeks to a month or so. Of course at some point it just becomes cheaper to buy, the client wanted to know if
anyone does longer term rentals or something similar.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #2
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I can poke around for you, but I know a friend who works for sprocket heads in anchorage who says thats all they do is rent gear from the lower 48. I bet there is a rental house in seattle that does this on a regular basis for AK.
I will see what I can dig up.


forgot to add, if this shoot is taking a month, it seems like it would make way more sense to buy, but thats just me.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Ian has a good idea--buy the camera for the shoot, then sell it when you're done. As long as you take excellent care it, you'll come out ahead on the other end.
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Old February 7th, 2009, 02:18 AM   #4
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I'd have to agree with Jay.

Rental day rates are generally set at about 5% of the actual value of the equipment. If you're renting more than 20 days it makes a lot more sense to buy, keep it in excellent condition, then sell.
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