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Old August 3rd, 2006, 07:52 AM   #1
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What should I get prior to renting out my camera package

I have decided to rent out my camera and gear to an indi feature starting principal next week. They'll have it for 1 month and I was curious what anyones thoughts were on what I should be asking for with regards to rental agreements, insurance, etc. I'm not looking for cautionary tales or horror stories about bad experiences- this is my baby we're talking about here and I'm already nervous enough. Just thought someone may have some insight for me.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 09:25 AM   #3
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if they have production insurance you need to be named as a vendor in the insurance. If they don't have insurance I would suggest maybe getting a credit card and trying to put a hold on the approx. value of the gear. The very first thing I did with my xl-h1 was rent it to an indie production, now these were friends of mine so it wasn't super structured but everything went really smooth.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 09:39 AM   #4
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You mean have me named as an additional insured on the certificate with my name and address on it? What about a rental agreement, does it really mean anything at the end of the day?
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 11:31 AM   #5
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certificate of insurance .. be sure to CALL and make sure it is good - i've seen persons make copies and change names ...

get rental $$ up front ...

forget the CC hold unless you have merchant account - it will not work .. as anybody can challenge a hold/charge ...

make sure the rental fee is worth your slight worry ...

see if you can read/get a copy of a rental agreement from a local rental house ...
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 11:36 AM   #6
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forget the CC hold unless you have merchant account - it will not work .. as anybody can challenge a hold/charge ...
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CC hold? Sorry, what's that?
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