Should I Charge Rental Fee For Cupcake Stand? Deposit?

Decorating By Sandylee05 Updated 9 Jul 2009 , 2:28pm by PinkZiab

Sandylee05 Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 1:33pm
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Do you charge rental fees for cupcake stand?
How much do you suggest? How much of a deposit should I charge?
I thought about $10. rent and $25. deposit. The value is $50.
The whole cake and cupcake order is only $45.

I really appreciate your advice!
Sandy

5 replies
dsilvest Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:00pm
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I always have a damage/return deposit on my items. With the exception of one time everything has been returned. In that case the deposit covered my costs.

Your $ amounts seem fair.

PinkZiab Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:02pm
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The deposit should ALWAYS be at least the value of the item... if it will cost you $50 to replace the stand, should they damage it or not return it, then the deposit should be $50.

FullHouse Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkZiab

The deposit should ALWAYS be at least the value of the item... if it will cost you $50 to replace the stand, should they damage it or not return it, then the deposit should be $50.




I agree.

DianeLM Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:23pm
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I only charge rental fees on items that are subject to wear and tear. I don't charge rental for Stress Free Supports cuz those babies will survive a nuclear holocaust!

In addition to replacement value, my deposit includes overnight shipping fees for items that need to be ordered (such as Stress Free Supports icon_smile.gif )

PinkZiab Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 2:28pm
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You're so right Diane... the deposit should include the TOTAL COST it will take to replace it (cost of item + tax + shipping), not just the item.

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