Prices will vary according to circumstances, for example, the equipment required, the location, whether we need to set it up, who is hiring, etc. The following should be used as a guiideline only.
Non-Commercial and Charitable Organisations.
Some worthy groups will be free, or expenses only. Others may be half normal price. If your non-profit organisation has need of a sound system, but has little or no funds, come see us for a chat and we may be able to sort something out. In every case however, we need to cover our expenses, or we can't keep operating.
If you are inside the Whanganui city boundary it will probably be free, but a donation would be appreciated to help cover our costs. Outside the city area, travel expenses will need to be met.
Plus a sandwich and cuppa where appropriate.
We can also provide several simple 'pickup and setup yourself' systems for small events. (See Mini PA' below.)
Our mobile "drive in and park" systems start at $50 per hour, or $40 per hour if more than 4 hours. Mileage is extra.
For use as a "drive around broadcaster" it's $50 per hour plus mileage. You may also need to get a council permit.
Satellite units (extra speakers on stands) radio linked to the main unit are $30 per half day each.
In all cases of hire, unless specifically stated otherwise, mileage and setup fees apply.
Unless otherwise arranged, a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the estimated cost is to be paid in advance, with the balance payable on completion of the job. A security deposit/bond will also be required on most items.
The person or organization hiring the equipment, will in all cases --
- Be responsible for obtaining any permits or permissions needed for the area or place where the equipment is to be used.
- Be responsible for the return of hired equipment on time, in the same condition as when hired, other than fair wear and tear.
Where equipment is not returned on time, the hirer will be charged at the same hire rate until it is returned.
Where equipment is returned damaged, or is lost, stolen etc. the hirer will be responsible for all costs of repair or replacement, and/or any losses caused by such event.
For mobile broadcast's, due to restrictions on use of equipment by a person driving, you should provide an announcer. We drive, they talk.