How To Change For Rental Of Cake Stands.

Decorating By yffrank Updated 21 Oct 2007 , 12:53am by kelleym

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yffrank Posted 20 Oct 2007 , 8:11pm
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I need to start charging rental and deposits on cake stand, fountain, and other equipment, but I'm not sure how to figure out a price. Can anyone please help???

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fmcmulle Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:54am
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I normally don't charge more than $20-$25 to rent stands or fountains. Deposits I charge what it would cost me to replace the item. If I do a cake and it calls for a specific setup I will waive the stand fee but not the deposit, as long as it comes back in the same condition that is was when I dropped it off. Does this make sense? I try not to nickel and dime people to death. I do charge deposits on all my stuff. I hope this helps. icon_biggrin.gif

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kelleym Posted 21 Oct 2007 , 12:53am
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The only equipment I rent is cake stands - I rent them for $30 and ask for a $100 deposit. I collect the deposit as a separate check which I do not deposit, and I return to the customer when the stand is returned to me in good condition within one week of the wedding. Never had a problem!

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