10th December 2009
If you have never rented equipment, especially AV projector
rentals, there are many things that you need to know. It is not as simple as
picking up the telephone and making a call in most cases. There are several
things that you need to be aware of so that you not only get equipment, but
also that you get equipment that you need, at a price that doesn’t totally blow
your budget. Here are some key points that you need to give special attention
may need to reserve the equipment well in advance. If you will be using
this equipment for a special event, such as a trade show or exhibition,
you need to be aware that other companies are also reserving and renting
equipment as well, and the services that rent this type of equipment do
usually have limited supplies. Don’t let your event get too close without
reserving the equipment that you need, and don’t get stuck with just what
the service has left either.
may be additional fees and deposits associated with your AV projector
rentals. Typically, there will be a deposit for the equipment, but there
may be other fees as well, such as fees for set up and delivery,
instructional fees, or even usage fees that extend beyond the actual
rental fee. Make sure that you have a clear understanding of what the fees
are and how they are charged before signing any agreements.
are often short term, but long term rentals may also be available. Because
this type of equipment can be quite expensive, and because technology is
forever changing very quickly, it may make more sense to rent the
equipment, even if you need a long term lease. Many companies offer long
term and short term rentals, but not all do. If you need the equipment for
a longer period of time, ask about the longest rental term possible to
find out what your options are.
AV projector rentals result in used equipment. Hopefully, the rental
company has serviced and maintained the equipment properly, but sadly,
this is not always the case. You should inquire as to the condition of the
equipment before you rent it.
you do not request it, the equipment may not be set up for you. Not all
rental agreements include delivery and set up. You may be required to pick
the equipment up yourself, and set it up yourself. This can be a huge
problem for many people, and you need to know if this is a requirement
ahead of time.
Finally, there are many different types of AV projector
rentals. Not only are there different types of Audio Visual Hire agreements, there are
also many different types of equipment that is available. Know what you need,
and understand what your choices are before contacting a rental company. If you
are unsure, however, talk to someone at the rental company who is knowledgeable
about presentations and the available equipment so that they can help you to
make the right choice.