If you are looking for a scissor lift rental, you may find that the price you are quoted may vary from the price someone else is quoted. This may leave you wondering why this is. The reason behind this is because there are many factors that affect the price you are quoted. Learning what these factors are may help you learn why you are quoted a higher or lower price than another business or colleague.
The Type of Scissor Lift You Need
The first factor that can affect the price that you are quoted for a scissor lift rental is the type of scissor lift you need. There are two different types of scissor lifts. There is an electric scissor lift, designed for indoor use, and a rough terrain scissor lift, designed for outdoor use. In addition to this, the lift may extend to different heights depending on the model you select. As a general rule of thumb, outdoor scissor lifts cost more to rent than indoor ones, and the higher the lift goes, the higher your price quote goes as well.
If You Are Picking Up the Equipment
Another key factor that affects the price that you are quoted for a scissor lift rental is whether you are picking the equipment up or whether the rental company is bringing the equipment to you. If the rental company is dropping the equipment off to you, you can expect to be quoted a higher price than someone who is picking up and transporting the equipment themselves.
Supply and Demand
The last factor that affects the price you are quoted for a scissor lift rental is simple supply and demand. If you are looking to rent a scissor lift and the rental company is down to their last one during the time frame you need, they may increase the price. Likewise, if they are sitting on rentals that no one else is using at the time, they may be willing to negotiate the price. Unfortunately, you have no way of knowing what a rental company's supply and demand looks like at any given moment. This is why it is important to get quotes from different companies to help you find the one that is affordable and within your budget.
If you have never rented a scissor lift before, you may ask a co-worker, fellow business owner, or family member what they paid the last time they rented one. While this may give you a rough idea as to what one may cost to rent, you shouldn't put too much stock into the number they provide you with. There are many factors that affect the price you are quoted and you may pay more or less than they did.
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