10th December 2009
As a business owner, you are used to making smart decisions,
but when it comes to a projector rental, you may not know enough about this
equipment to make a smart decision. Here are several things that you need to know
to make smart decisions concerning the rental and the equipment. Make sure that
you ask the following questions when you talk to a sales representative.
old is the equipment? You need to know how old the equipment is for a
couple of reasons. In the case of projectors, often the glass top is
scratched up on older equipment, which makes your presentation very
unclear. However, if the equipment has been well maintained and is in good
shape, you can use it, and you may be able to get a discount based on the
age of the equipment as well.
is supplied with the projector rental? Are extra bulbs available? What
about the clear sheets that are needed? Does the projector come with its
own stand? These are very important questions, because if these things are
not included, you will usually have to buy these things yourself, which of
course comes out of your budget. You may also need dry erase markers,
paper towels, and a spray glass cleaner for the projector.
the equipment be delivered and set up? For many, this doesn’t matter, but
for many more, it actually does matter. Most of the better rental services
will deliver and set up the equipment, and will also give you a crash
course in operating and caring for the equipment as well. If this isn’t a service
that is offered, you will have to pick the equipment up yourself, and set
it up yourself.
are the deposits and fees associated with the projector rental? There will
usually be a deposit for the rental, as well as the rental fees, but there
may be other fees as well. Make sure that you ask about this, and read the
rental agreement carefully before signing it, so that you are fully aware
of all of the associated costs of the rental right from the beginning.
This eliminates any potential surprises in the future that may not be very
if I have problems with the equipment? Your rental agreement should have
information in it regarding problems with the equipment, and what your
responsibilities are, as well as the responsibilities of the rental
company. If this isn’t the case, make sure that you ask. Also ask if
insurance is available for the equipment, and how often the equipment will
be serviced or if there will be replacements as necessary with no
Making a smart projector rental decision isn’t complicated
at all, as you can see. It’s really just a matter of knowing what questions to
ask, in terms of what you need for audio visual hire. If you follow these guidelines there shouldn’t
be any problems at all in obtaining the projector that you need, regardless of
why you need it, or how you intend to use it.