This site (partnered with the British Inflatable Hirers Alliance - BIHA.org.uk) offers resources, support and forums for owners & operators of: Bouncy Castles, Inflatable Slides & Obstacle Courses, Bungee Runs, Sumo, Rodeo Bulls, Gladiator Duel, and much, much more....
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Please see below the various forum post achives which have been added to the main discussion forum since 2008.

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Spider
I NEED TO RANT!!!
ball pool advice
WANTED - HUMAN TABLE FOOTBALL INFLATABLE
AJL Bouncy Castles
New stuff
STOLEN BOUNCY CASTLE - Coventry 7-6-2015
Castle Damage Help
Sumo and Castle risk assesment
Van insurance
Fake reviews
Popcorn and Slush Machine
6ft Platform slide
G.S. Engineering break in
Jays Inflatables Open Day
Gladiator dual
Candy floss machines
SPOTLIGHT on an inflatable hire company 17-5-2015
'registered Address'
Easy Sketch Pro School Edition - Use your contacts
Disco Dome
Sale!Big party bouncer,Bounce & slide & jungle bou
Expansion plans...
another break in
Rowley regis theives update
Bouncy Castles For Sale!
Brand New Bouncy Castle for Sale - never been used
Hard Surface Castle setup
NEED GOOD QUALITY SECOND HAND CASTLE
Safety mats
Looking for a new castle
Wedding hires
Whats it worth ???
bouncy castle safety mats
New disco dome £799 includes speaker & lights
Disco Dome Advise
starting out...
Bouncy castles for sale
testing and repairs
Petrol blower
12ft by 12ft disco castle air inflatables for sale
Airquee Disco Dome
Mobile D-Day - Tomorrow
RE: 10% Saving on your insurance guaranteed
Large selection of USED inflatables for sale
Stock for sale
Stolen castles on ebay
Candy Floss machine
M K Play AGAIN
Hair Standing On End
10' Platform Slides
bubble machine
RPII Test Failure
Business for sale in lancashire
storage ideas
CHANGING STOCK ITEMS TO SELL
1.5 blower
Just starting out
Gennie power query
Emails?
What procedure if a customer damages your castle
Dodgy people
Velcro Castle Recommendations
Stay and Play
Cigs and E Cigs
Generator advice
Goodbye - sort of!
Blame wrongly attributed to a bouncy castle
website
Windows phone
WEATHER WARNING - 29-3-2015
Clocks went forward one hour this morning.
Windy weather
sand bags
splash proof plugs
Air Inflatables Open Day 26-3-2015
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mk7 transit vans
air inflatables D-rings
Is your website mobile friendly? Big Google update
Fundraising/Fetes - How much to charge?
inflatable pool
Testing
Ball pool for dogs !!
Selling up :(
RPII tester training.
Brand new BIHA FACEBOOK GROUP
BIHA GOLD membership
BRAND NEW DISCOUNTS FOR BIHA MEMBERS
Make your website videos really stand out

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    • Forum for manufacturers, suppliers, repairers, testers and anyone else supplying goods or services to the inflatable hire industry.
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    • How many seconds does it take for your main bouncy castle website to fully load up on the small screen of your mobile phone (smart phone).
      1 - 4 seconds
      5 seconds
      6 - 10 seconds
      11 - 15 seconds
      16 - 20 seconds
      21 - 25 seconds
      26 - 30 seconds
      31 - 50 seconds
      51 - 60 seconds
      More than 1 minute

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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?
      1
      2
      3 - 5
      6 - 8
      9 - 10
      11 - 13
      14 - 16
      17 - 19
      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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    • Do you use Facebook and/or Twitter as a marketing tool to reach your local prospects and customers?
      Yes
      No

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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.
      £35 per day
      £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?
      Yes
      No

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