We'll be open until the normal close of business on Friday 18th December, and then our next day will be Monday 4th January 2021.
We won't be accepting any orders with a start date between Friday 18th December and Sunday 3rd January inclusive.
But you don't have to pay extra to keep a camera or lens over the whole Christmas / New Year period. We're running our BIGGEST EVER offer: hire for a week and get another 3 weeks free. So you can have the kit delivered before Christmas, send it back 4 weeks later in January, and you only pay for a week.
The shopping basket page on our web site will take care of all of this automatically. It will automatically add on the extra weeks and the appropriate discount so you don't pay any more. It will also pop up some helpful messages so you can see what's happening.
(Please note, the website won't allow any hires shorter than a week with start dates from Saturday 5th to Thursday 17th. Why would you want to do that? You'd be missing out on a great offer! Madness. But if you really, really want to have a short hire starting between these dates, and you don't want to spend a tiny little bit more and get 3 extra weeks free, then please call us or email us and we'll set it up for you behind the scenes.)
Please remember that the postal and courier networks will, as usual, be very very busy in the run-up to Christmas. Every year there is more and more internet shopping at Christmas, and this year will be even worse because of the pandemic, but the delivery companies can't predict exactly how much and it's very difficult for them to get their planning right. So it's quite likely that their networks will be stressed and there will be some delays. (Let's just hope there isn't bad weather too!) So we'd recommend that, wherever possible, you should build in a day or two of safety margin at the beginning of your hire.
Our last regular courier / postal dispatches before Christmas will be on Wednesday 16th December. So if you need a camera or lens any time over the Christmas / New Year period, and you need it delivered to you, then you'll need to book it by 3pm on Wednesday 16th December.
We will be open for local customers to collect equipment on Thursday 17th. Obviously the reliability of delivery services isn't an issue here.