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Rental fee question


By TaylorVA

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I was asked about renting some games to a tattoo convention and need to come up with a daily rental fee. For those that have done daily rentals, how do you go about determining a daily use fee? Would be for 5 games for 3 days. Thanks

    #2 1 year ago

    What makes it worth your time? How big is the show? $250 a day would be my charge.

    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from mario_1_up:

    What makes it worth your time? How big is the show? $250 a day would be my charge.

    Pretty decent sized show. So IYO $50 a game per day? That seems cheap.

    #4 1 year ago
    Quoted from TaylorVA:

    Pretty decent sized show. So IYO $50 a game per day? That seems cheap.

    Way too cheap imo. I’m thinking at least $1200 for the weekend. Gotta think about how much time its gonna take to bring them setup, then break down and take home. Can you take them in one trip?

    Then your time spent being on call all weekend for issues.

    Games will probably get around 400-500 plays for the weekend. Even at .25 a play, that’s over $500 for all 5 games.

    #5 1 year ago

    2000 seems fair for all the work involved.

    #6 1 year ago

    $1500-$2000 sound reasonable. Do you have insurance that will cover this situation of you renting them out?

    #7 1 year ago

    You getting coin drop or are they on free play?

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    $1500-$2000 sound reasonable. Do you have insurance that will cover this situation of you renting them out?

    I agree with the pricing and wolfmarsh hits the nail on the head, better have insurance. You pin burns down the building say goodbye to your life as you know it.

    We do event rentals Nuclearamusements.com

    3 pins $1800
    Includes EVENT INSURANCE, delivery, set up, maintenance during event, tear down, pick up

    #9 1 year ago

    $10k by Christmas

    #10 1 year ago

    Those are some valid points. If your pins aren't location tested they will break down. Insurance wise I wouldn't bother.

    #11 1 year ago

    Thanks for the input. Will look into insurance.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from ovfdfireman:

    3 pins $1800
    Includes EVENT INSURANCE, delivery, set up, maintenance during event, tear down, pick up

    Sort of in line with what is charged here.

    I’ve been supplying a few “select events” and I got prices from the other ops around the country who do it.

    $400 first day, $180 each other day after.

    However, I’d be thinking hard about the tattoo convention. It’d be ok if it was in one companies booth, and only them or their clients can play it. (Lots of companies just want a pin for decoration these days...)

    However if it was going to be for the public to play and beat on on free play all weekend, I’d pass.

    As an example, last week I rented Guns n Roses to a brewery for a trade show. I knew it was Trade only, in a big convention centre, and it was basically decoration that they could play on if they wanted to. Worked out sweet, they had it for 4 days ($940!) .. the pin was fine and the rental paid for all the parts I ordered this week.

    rd

    #13 1 year ago

    You need liability insurance, your own, not the convention's.

    You need license stickers for the city/county (yes, even if they are set on free, most cities consider them Coin-Op, and inspectors love to be pricks with pinball/slots). A few cities will let you run a screw into the coin slots to disable them, but you better call and get any variance IN WRITING. If the city or county confiscates your games, you will never get them back, unless you buy them back at auction.

    Some cities are so crazy about coin-op that distributors sell totally blank coin doors. They would not make and stock such an item unless there was a real need...

    The deductible for damage to your games will probably be $1500, so make sure you are ready to accept any peeled decals, bent shooter rods, or coming back Sunday and finding your games are simply gone; stolen by one of the vendors. Vendors have the handtrucks and tools needed to steal pins - they are like carnies but they have teeth.

    I'd charge $3000 to bring three SS pins to the show for the entire weekend.

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