How much does a double deck booth cost?
Many companies assume that a double deck booth is not within their budget, and that used to be the case. Years ago, the only option for a double deck booth was to buy it, and they always came with a hefty price tag.
That changed with the addition of rental options. Now, renting is the method most often used, and typically most sensible way, to incorporate a double deck into your exhibit.
By renting, you gain all the benefits of using a double deck as laid out above, at about 1/3 the cost of the purchase price.
Should I rent or buy a double deck then?
The general rule of thumb for standard, single story, rental exhibits is if you’ve rented it three times, you’ve purchased it. So it would make sense to buy a booth you are going to use repeatedly.
However, this scenario doesn’t apply when it comes to long term ownership of double decks. The shipping and drayage costs alone can add up to as much as the purchase price after just a few uses.
When renting, these costs, along with the set and strike costs, are typically built in to the final rental price, and at a much lower cost.
The only real case for owning a double deck exhibit would be if you had plenty of free space to store it, had your own trucks to make delivery, if you needed investment write offs for your business for tax purposes, or if you had several divisions of your company, or partners, to rent it to thereby offering an opportunity to offset some of these costs.