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  • Do you hire out mini-marquees (AKA Gazebos, instant pop-up-shelters) and/or full-size marquees alongside your inflatables to boost cash-flow and profits?
    No
    Thinking about it now after the wet 2012 summer
    Yes - but mini-marquees and gazebos only
    Yes - we hire out full size marquees only
    Yes - we hire out all sizes of marquees

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  • You discover that one of your competitors is illegally hiring out domestic "toy" bouncy castles to the public - which could cause a serious injury to a child as they are not robust enough for commercial hiring. What action would you take?
    Just warn them that they are breaking the law
    Call Trading Standards but warning them first
    Call Trading Standards without warning them first.
    Do nothing, but wait for others to report them.

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  • Do you charge your customers a "booking deposit" when they book an inflatable with you either through the phone or online? (E.g charge their credit card or ask them to send in a cheque, bank transfer or PayPal payment)
    Never - we're happy for full payment on delivery
    Sometimes - depends on the booking
    Yes - but only if they are a new customer
    Yes - for every booking, unless very short notice
    Yes - we won't deliver without a deposit up-front

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  • How many bouncy castles and other play inflatables do you own which you hire out?
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    20 - 29
    30 or more

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  • Which is your most popular add-on hire product?
    Jenga (all 3 sizes)
    Connect-4
    Croquet
    Giant Chess
    Giant Drafts
    Didi Cars
    Pitchburst
    Boom Blasters
    Giant dartboard
    Basketball Shooters

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  • Do you charge a little extra for hiring bouncy castles to weddings? (and other very special events?)
    No, we keep the same hire price
    We charge an extra £10
    We charge an extra £20
    We charge an extra £30
    We charge an extra £40
    We charge an extra £50
    We charge an extra £60
    We charge an extra £70
    We charge an extra £80
    We increase price in accordance with their budget

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  • There are 10 main benefits of your membership to the BIHA and this sister site (BCO). Which one do you find MOST useful?
    Learning about Health & Safety / Legislation etc.
    Getting help & advice from the Discussion Forum
    Displaying the BIHA logo to increase your prestige
    Learning from the mistakes (& successes) of others
    Directory listing of your business on BIHA website
    Receiving ideas to help increase your hire profits
    Saving money on PL insurance and other services
    Getting the FREE Tip of the Week from this site.
    General sense of belonging / Less loneliness!
    Hearing about special deals etc.from manufacturers

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  • Which payment methods do you accept from your customers who hire inflatables?
    Cash and Cheque only
    Cash, Cheque and PayPal only
    Cash, Cheque, PayPal and Credit/Debit cards

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  • Do you ask your customers for referrals when they are happy with your inflatable hire service?
    No, never.
    No, unless the customer recommends me to a friend
    I sometimes ask for referrals
    I always ask for referrals at every hire
    I have a system to collect referrals at every hire
    I have a system & they get rewarded for referrals

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  • Should hire prices of your inflatables be included on your website?
    No, I prefer people to call me to discuss prices
    Yes, but only one price e.g. From £50 per day
    Yes, all my prices are displayed on my website
    Cannot answer as I don't yet have a website

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  • How much do you charge for a standard 12ft x 12ft bouncy castle (including 12 x 12's with a 4ft+ safety step) delivered LOCALLY in your town.
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    £40 per day
    £45 per day
    £50 per day
    £55 per day
    £60 per day
    £65 per day
    £70 per day
    £75 per day
    £80+ per day

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  • What is your most profitable type of inflatable which you hire out?
    Childrens bouncy castles
    Adult bouncy castles
    Small inflatable slides (Max 6ft to platform)
    Large inflatable slides (incl. mega slides)
    Castle/slide combis
    Sumo/super hero suits
    Bungee runs
    Rodeo bulls / surf simulators / multi-rides
    Bouncy boxing / Gladiator duel
    Activity centres / Obstacle courses

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  • Do you reduce hire prices in the winter?
    Yes
    No
    Only if the customer wants additional hire items
    Sometimes

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  • Do you own an Apple iPhone (e.g. 3G, 3GS or 4)
    No
    Yes

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  • Has The Soaring Price Of Fuel Made You Stop Taking Bookings Further Afield?
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    No

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