10th December 2009
When you rent overhead projector equipment, there actually
is a wrong way and a right way to get it done. There is more involved than
picking up the telephone and calling a rental company, and you need to be sure
that you rent the equipment in the right way, to ensure that you are not left
without the right equipment when the day of your presentation arrives.
around for a good price and good service. While the cost of the equipment
is often a determining factor, you also need to find out about the quality
level of the service that you will receive from the rental company. Often,
getting the right level of service and dependability means paying a
slightly higher price for the rental, and in almost all cases, this is the
overhead projector equipment that is superior. Most rental companies have
older and newer equipment, and different brands of equipment available. Do
just a bit of research on your own to determine which brand you prefer to
use and then work with a rental company that carries that brand, ensuring
that the equipment is in good condition before agreeing to anything.
out what additional supplies may be needed in advance. You may need to
supply clear projector sheets, markers, and extra bulbs. In some cases,
you may even have to supply your own projector stand or cart. Make sure
that you get the details from the rental company before signing anything.
Find out if the cart is supplied as a part of the agreement, or if there
is an additional charge for this.
delivery arrangements when you rent overhead projector equipment. Not all
rental companies will deliver and set up the equipment, and you need to be
aware of this well in advance. If the company does not deliver, you need
to make arrangements for a pickup. If the company does deliver, you or the
people who will be operating the equipment need to be available for
delivery. You also need to know about how the equipment is to be returned.
the Equipment as soon as possible. This is essential. As soon as you know
that you have need of a rental, you need to select a company to work with
and reserve the equipment – with a deposit. This is especially true in
cases where events are being held that involve numerous businesses.
Everyone else will be trying to rent equipment as well, and if you don’t
act early, you may end up with old equipment that really isn’t any good –
or no equipment at all.
Again, there is a right way and a wrong way to rent overhead
projector equipment from audio visual hire companies, and while it doesn’t take a great deal of time or effort
to get it done, it does require some level of good common sense on your part.
Otherwise, you could end up spending more money than you originally planned,
and at worst, you may not be able to conduct your presentation as you had
planned as well.