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lefteh's avatar

Where can I rent a projector for a day?

Asked by lefteh (9404points) July 28th, 2008

Specifically in the central Ohio area. I’m throwing a surprise birthday party for my grandma this Saturday, and we need a projector. We thought we had one lined up to be loaned to us, but that fell through. Anybody have any experience in projector rental?

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gailcalled's avatar

Slides or old-fashioned film? We had to reborrow our old 16 mm we had given to a friend to show old family movies. I had them then transferred to video (also now out-of-date. The whole issue is impossible.)

They may be very hard to find. Maybe Craig’s list if they list in your city? At least you can use a white sheet or wall for a screen. Happy birthday, grandma.

lefteh's avatar

Sorry, should have been more specific.
A projector to hook up to my computer.

gailcalled's avatar

Not a clue as to what that is, of course. Don’t bother to explain now. I am going to bed.

jlm11f's avatar

@lefteh – did you try your high school? you might even get it for free if you have the right connections ;) such as the high school librarian

lefteh's avatar

I have to go in to school Thursday. I’ll poke around and ask some people…
I doubt that’ll work out though.

gailcalled's avatar

OK. I have to know. Give me a link to the projector you are talking about. I need to learn something new today.

lefteh's avatar

Here you go, Gail.

jlm11f's avatar

i have borrowed stuff from the school before. ask the guidance office, your favorite teacher, your democrats club adviser (which you better be a part of :P) and the librarian. that should work. be nice, sound responsible.

gailcalled's avatar

Aha! Thanks, lefteh.

augustlan's avatar

Try the library

marinelife's avatar

Which city:

Cleveland

Columbus

Columbus

Ohio, Ohio

Are these close enough?

jlm11f's avatar

wow 95$ is a lot of money..

btw, i second the library too.

lefteh's avatar

I actually live in Columbus.
I went around Googling and found sites like that…but they seemed a bit sketchy to me. Anybody have any experience with them?

marinelife's avatar

Sorry, no.

baseballnut's avatar

If the party is being held at a restaurant or another public type of place, ask your contact to recommend a rental facility. If not, try this. I did a seminar at the Hyatt in Columbus a year ago and they provided rental equipment. Why don’t you call the concierge there and ask who they recommend? Good luck

buzzpoet's avatar

try a circuit city see if they have any “open box” items you can “try” it out and return it within 14 days. Or a new one comes with a 15% restocking fee, may be worth the price if you were willing to pay for it.

Costco has a nice return policy too, if they sell projectors.

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