Wanted: IBM AS/400 in NY for a film

dwight dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 30 09:28:44 CDT 2015

I'd think a ridiculously high deposit alone with the contract
would ensure proper use.
Simply state if it is damaged in any way, they keep the computer
and you keep the deposit.
I've done similar in the past and always got things back.

> Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:08:59 -0400
> From: evan at snarc.net
> To: General at classiccmp.org; classiccmp.org:On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: Wanted: IBM AS/400 in NY for a film
> >> I received this email - they want am IBM AS/400 for a film - it 
> >> doesn't have to work. They will pay for transportation and rent. Near 
> >> Brooklyn NY I think.
> >
> > And what will they pay for damage or destruction?
> MARCH is working on this deal, since metro NYC is our backyard.
> For anyone interested: we always require a signed contract with strict 
> rules about how our artifacts can/can't be used by renters. In the past 
> few years we did most of the computers for "The Americans", "Halt & 
> Catch Fire", Apple/MSFT episode of "American Genius", and a major 
> Hollywood film that I can't reveal, along with several smaller deals. In 
> each case, the contract requires proof of their insurance; numerous 
> rules about transportation, storage, and (of course) actual usage; and 
> additional rules requiring MARCH delegates to on-site if anything needs 
> to be up and running. Everything from wrapping to power to proximity of 
> any open beverages is covered. Related: there are some artifacts we 
> won't rent at any price due to value/rarity/size/etc.

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