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Old March 30th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Gear for Rent?

Hey guys,

I have some pretty expensive gear that is pretty much not doing anything kinda often when I'm working on other things.. What are you guys doing to rent gear out? Is there a website you can list items for rent? Like the classifieds here, but not for sale, just for rent?

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Old March 31st, 2012, 06:03 AM   #2
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Re: Gear for Rent?

As a general rule, I wouldn't do it.

There are a few people in town I know to be "real" professionals in the video production industry who I'd trust, but outside of that, no way!

The exception is if you could take a large deposit in addition to the rental fee, so if Joe Blow breaks or steals your gear, you're covered. Or do they thing where you run a credit card transaction for the purchase price, but don't process it unless something happens to the gear.

Some people (the renters, I mean) have proper insurance for rentals, but who wants to deal with insurance companies?
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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Re: Gear for Rent?

I have rented out my gear a number of times, and always require a deposit, a credit card authorization form for the full purchase price of the gear (doesn't get run unless it doesn't come bad) or proof of insurance... Usually its proof of insurance, and I do a pretty good job screening who the gear goes out to.... just curious if there are any outlets where I can list it for rent.

I'm listed on RedUser, but that the only place I know of that has a rental forum.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:58 PM   #4
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Re: Gear for Rent?

I would stay away from any public listing site. Nothing but trouble.

I do rent my gear out but only to locals that I either know personally or come from solid references of people I know personally.

The other items such as a copy of their insurance certificate (in advance so I can check it out) and a deposit is mandatory.
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