$700 a good rental price for HPX3000 kit?
by Richard Shane on Jun 16, 2008 at 6:04:11 am
I'm debating buying an Hpx3000 package instead of renting it from various dealers in Los Angeles. Naturally, it's a big purchase and I'm thinking of renting out the package to other DPs when opportunities present themselves. Since I'm not a dealer with a dealer's support structure, I would rent the package out at a discounted rate.
So I'm wondering if others would find a rate of about $700 a day, including an ENG lens and p2 cards and battery, to be enough of a motivator for people. What do you think? Would that motivate you to rent an hpx3000 from a private third party? It would motivate me, but maybe I'm missing something.
Re: $700 a good rental price for HPX3000 kit? by Noah Kadner on Jun 16, 2008 at 8:23:18 pm
It would greatly depend on the quality of the lens for that one. Also I'd rent it out as an owner/operator rather than the camera on its own. It's hard to compete with the services of dedicated camera houses and it's a big hassle to deal with theft and insurance just letting your kit out to anyone. Instead go with it and be a one stop shop. If they have a DP, offer yourself as a Digital Imaging Technician/P2 Workflow/Loader.