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HOW TO RENT

Here’s a quick and easy guide on how to rent with Metropolis Rental Gear.

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GET SIGNED UP!

Already have an account?

  • Login
  • Load your equipment cart with the gear you need & submit.
  • Get quick availability confirmation from us.
  • Pickup the gear. (Pay on Pickup)
  • Return the gear.

New Customers:
You’ll need to complete sign a couple of documents so we know who you are. This only needs to be done once, can be done entirely online, and only takes about 7 minutes. Then you’re on our books and can quickly and easily rent from us in the future.

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We take privacy very seriously, so please upload your docs using our Secure Encrypted online file Submission Form above. (You may embed your CC / ID Scans in the documents where instructed, OR upload as separate files.)
Presto! Once you’ve completed the tasks above you’re good to quick and easily rent from Metropolis Rental Gear. Just proceed to your cart/checkout.

DO I NEED INSURANCE ?

For most of our equipment rentals, the answer is No!

We are indie friendly and make equipment rentals as convenient and easy as possible. While most of our rentals to not require proof of insurance, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND having insurance. Otherwise you’re liable for any lost/damaged equipment. However, please note that a proof of insurance certificate is mandatory for rental equipment orders with a replacement value over $10,000.00.

Need insurance? Get it in under 15 minutes online! It’s quicker and easier than you think!

SHORT TERM-

  1. http://www.insuremyrentals.com/ (Recommended)

If you need simple/straightforward production and equipment insurance ASAP, in 15 minutes you can get a certificate from these guys which will save you loads of headaches later if you have any disasters on set, or lose/damage any rental gear.

  1. http://www.tvdco.com/

Truman Van Dyke. These guys have several different options for your equipment and production insurance up to 60 days.

LONG TERM-

  1. http://www.tcpinsurance.com/

For either individual renters or production companies need production/equipment insurance.

  1. http://www.InsuranceWest.com/

For production companies wanting insurance longer than just a day or a week.

Certificate of insurance requirements:

When having your insurance certificate issues, you must name Metropolis Rental Gear as the Certificate Holder, with a $1,000,000 General Liability policy and also as Additional Insured and Loss Payee for Miscellaneous Rented Equipment.

 

PAYMENT & RESERVATIONS

For your convenience we do not take deposits for rental gear, we simply ask you to give us a courtesy call or email if your shoot is cancelled or you no longer need the equipment.

For payments we prefer cash sales during pickup, but also accept Credit Cards (+4% surcharge), PayPal, or Checks made out to Metropolis Rental Gear (Must clear before rental begins).

 

RENTAL PERIODS

Day Rate: One consecutive 24 hour period.

Weekend Rate: Two consecutive 24 hour periods.

Week Rate: Seven consecutive 24 hour periods.

Monthly Rate: Thirty consecutive 24 hour periods.

 

FREE HALF DAY PICKUP AND RETURN DAYS

The last thing you want to do is run around in the early morning and evening of your shoot days. So with all Metropolis Rental Gear you can pickup the day before your shoot, and return the day after your shoot.

Pickups: Anytime AFTER 12PM the day before your rental.

Returns: Anytime BEFORE 12PM the day after your rental.

Example: 

A two day shoot (Weekend rate)

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An of course, we are flexible. If you need to bend the rules, just drop us an email and we’ll work it out.