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10/04/2007 03:05:04 PM · #1
Sorry for the double post...

Today is the official launch of //www.rentphotostuff.com

Please have a look, suggest some gear and rent some sweet glass.

Thank you to all, DPC has been very supportive over the last two years.

Bearmusic graces the front page, thanks Robert.

Justin
10/04/2007 03:09:42 PM · #2
Just one thing that bugs me a bit from a personal standpoint...

I know you have the word "stuff" in your domain, but the several references on the page to renting your "stuff" takes away some level of professionalism IMO. Just a thought.
10/04/2007 03:17:34 PM · #3
Site looks really good. Good luck with the biz!

Stupid question, I read the faq and admit to not having read anything else - the price rates are per day or per week?
10/04/2007 03:19:13 PM · #4
per week. we have 1,2,3,4 week rentals. We give a price break for multiweek rentals.

10/04/2007 03:32:15 PM · #5
I see where it reads no deposit, but do you have to have the value of the lens available on your card incase something were to happen?

10/04/2007 03:36:28 PM · #6
you need to be able to reimburse the value of the lens if something goes wrong. to us, we don't really care if thats on a credit card/debit/check/cash, its all the same to us.

so short answer is no, but by agreeing to rent the lens you are taking responsibility for the item and if something goes wrong need to be able to reimburse.
10/04/2007 03:37:50 PM · #7
Good luck! I added the site to my favorites for future reference.
10/04/2007 03:52:29 PM · #8
I posted this in the other thread, but you can't answer me there because it's locked (probably because of this double).

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This looks great, if I was in the U.S. I would definitely take advantage of it before buying any really good glass. It makes sense to try it for a time before you buy it.

Was it a conscious choice not to include Sigma and Tamron lenses, as well, or will you be adding these later? I'm not necessarily advocating you do, but some of their glass is as expensive of some of the Canon/Nikon lenses.

Best of luck with the new endeavor!

Best,

RobH
10/04/2007 03:57:34 PM · #9
Nice site. Tempted to try the canon 85/1.2
10/04/2007 04:08:35 PM · #10
I am sure you've thought about this - but in case you haven't - are you suitably protected against the possibility that a person who simply wants to steal your equipment poses as someone else and provides bogus deposit and ID info?

I really like your idea and wish you success.


10/04/2007 04:21:41 PM · #11
Looks nice Justin...

one thing you might want to add is an address (at least city and state) on the "contact us" page. I know some people (including myself) like to have an idea of where a business is located for shipping and other reasons, also helps to make you more reputable.
10/04/2007 04:23:13 PM · #12
The site looks great, wish you the best of luck......but:

Ecommerce is a scary world, how are you going to protect yourself from theft? If you don't have a written signature, you are out the money, end of story.
10/04/2007 04:52:08 PM · #13
can we rent the sigmonster (300-800mm 5.6)?
10/04/2007 04:54:12 PM · #14
don't have that, have the 300 f4
10/04/2007 05:03:26 PM · #15
how much is postage to UK :)
10/04/2007 06:05:49 PM · #16
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Style-wise, it's quite nice and easy on the eyes. Especially considering the dark background, which is hard to pull off nicely. Good luck with the biz.

Message edited by author 2007-10-05 11:53:49.
10/04/2007 06:12:27 PM · #17
As one of the first people who rented from these guys I was totally pleased with the service. If you really want to try some new stuff give them a shot, they will work with you and have great service. Ok, my plug for the day.
10/04/2007 06:23:39 PM · #18
Originally posted by bledford:

Some critiques from a Web application developer (yours truly):


Why do web developers always have unfinished personal sites?
10/04/2007 06:29:03 PM · #19
Originally posted by wavelength:

Originally posted by bledford:

Some critiques from a Web application developer (yours truly):


Why do web developers always have unfinished personal sites?


Hah. Visit my profile, did you. Who says it's unfinished?
10/04/2007 06:30:22 PM · #20
Originally posted by bledford:



4. Always make your logo a link back to your Home page.



Yours doesn't
10/04/2007 06:37:24 PM · #21
Originally posted by JeffDay:

Originally posted by bledford:



4. Always make your logo a link back to your Home page.



Yours doesn't


You're right, I should have added "(except for the logo on the Home page)." Since my site has only a single page, I haven't broken my own suggestions. ;)
10/04/2007 06:38:19 PM · #22
Originally posted by JeffDay:

The site looks great, wish you the best of luck......but:

Ecommerce is a scary world, how are you going to protect yourself from theft? If you don't have a written signature, you are out the money, end of story.

BTW, I'm curious to hear the OP's answer to this question.
10/04/2007 08:01:45 PM · #23
The best way to protect yourself is to only ship to the Billing Address the card issuer has on file. You can punch in that address on the card machine and it will tell you whether it matches or not. (Actually, I'm sure this can be done online now too :) If you've verified and shipped to same, the credit card company WILL stand behind the purchase and take the loss rather than forcing you to.

Card holders can also register another shipping address with their credit card so that you can ship there as well.

Originally posted by bledford:

If you don't have a written signature, you are out the money, end of story.

BTW, I'm curious to hear the OP's answer to this question. [/quote]
10/04/2007 08:12:29 PM · #24
Originally posted by cloudsme:

Nice site. Tempted to try the canon 85/1.2


SWEET Lens ... I have it out right now, so you'll have to wait. LOL! (but it's due to be sent back on Monday so get in line)

Just a few images from last night's photo shoot... these were all shot at f/1.2 (if it can do f/1.2, I have to try it, huh?!?):

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Or check this out... the curvature of the can gives away the shallowness of the DOF:

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Wish I had better examples to show ... I have some bridal pictures I took a few days back, but I don't dare show bridals before the wedding (lest the groom discover her picture and see her in her wedding dress).

In any case, it's a sweet lens. Definitely worth renting... now if I could only justify the purchase price!


10/04/2007 08:48:09 PM · #25
the quick answer is we are protected a few ways. verification and contractual.

Nice shots, glad to see something up and glad you liked it.

JM
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