How I Got my $3500 Camera Kit Stolen on KitSplit for $70

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BrentSchumer
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Re: How I Got my $3500 Camera Kit Stolen on KitSplit for $70
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abe4652 wrote:

BrentSchumer wrote:

Leswick II wrote:

I have nothing against women start-ups. It appears that we've been warned here (on DPR) several months back when some yeyhoo rented $4500 kit from a NYC photographer....in exactly same manner. Yes, the photo of the offender did appear and not much could be done (?). Don't get why this sort of company doesn't sift people....similarly to applying for a rental space....or even stricter. Sure, I feel bad for the 'tog who lost its eq, tho I'm quite sure I wouldn't go this route to make $70.

Vetting people takes money. Proper insurance reduces margins.

Slick marketing to a community that is used to professional trust is cheap.

I sit here still incredulous that The Business Model of one photographer handing over his equipment to another was not insured for by the company.

That's the whole point of the business model!  Gear rental without shipping, vetting, or insurance allows you to capture the profit and shift off the risk.

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