搬屋?怎樣改物品地址(批量)

想知道怎樣在 Gaifong 上改地址嗎?無論您搬家或搬辨公室,這篇導文幫到您。因為,您的物品除了跟您從舊地方到新地方以外,物品的出租地點亦需要隨著變更。本來在香港島交收的,現在可能要在九龍交收,在 app 內可一次過改。

第一步:開啟地址列表

iOS 用戶:「賬戶」-> 「設定」-> 「我的位置」
Android 用戶:拉出左上方功能表 ->「⚙️」圖像 -> 「交收地點」

第二步:編輯地址

如您有多過一個交收位置,請按下想更改的預設地點,如「Home」、「Office」。然後,在地圖上輸入該地址,或拖拽標記到新地址,按「確認」便可!

完成!

更改後,所有預設在該地點的物品,都會因而改到新地點,毋須逐一更改。

按此瀏覽物品
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【 Gaifong 台灣 】新用戶指南——出租篇

Welcome to Gaifong!

無論您是學生或高管,Gaifong 都可以幫您把家中的閒置物品,出租給附近有需要人士,賺取外快!價錢、交收時間由您定,一個 app 滿足您的要求!

第一步:免費建立賬號

透過 Gaifong「街坊」手機應用程式,建立賬號。可使用電郵或 Facebook 登記。電郵不會公開,只作聯絡及發放收取款項通知用透。

第二步:30 秒上載物品!

在手機程式底部,按加號「+」,直接透過程式上載物品圖片及租賃資料。建議把租金定為物品價值之 5%, 按金定為 50%。

第三步:收到租賃請求

很快,您的物品便會被別人找到。他們會向您發出租賃請求。當您接受時,我們會從對方的賬戶收取租金部份。

第四步:自動收取租金

租金會在租賃期的第二天,自動發放到您的賬戶。亦即見面時,毋須向對方收取現金。

第五步:交收物品

透過程式內的私人聊天室,相約交收時間、地點,進行面交。例如在捷運站,或屋苑內的地標。

第六步:對方歸還物品

於您們所定的時間、地點,取回物品。檢查物品,確保無誤。如物品有損壞,請與對方相討適當的賠償,然後通知我們。賠償會從租用者於我們系統預先授權的按金中扣取。

第七步:給予評語

歸還物品後,如我們沒有收到損壞報告,即表示物品已正常歸還。翌日會收到通知,相方互相給予評分。


每月賺取額外收入:立即上載家中閒置物品: 
https://zh.gaifongapp.com 

下載 Gaifong 物品出租手機程式,隨時出租家中物品,有押金擔保,確保對方會歸還您的物品!

今時今日,菲林還重要嗎?

作者:Ian Wong | Digital Darkroom

編按:這是關於攝影文章系列之一。Gaifong 是香港、台灣最受歡迎的物品共享平台,讓您把家中器材,包括相機、航拍機,安全地出租給有需要人士。
瀏覽物品:
web.gaifongapp.com.

「有了數位,你為什麼還在用菲林?」

不久以前,我到了日本東京的 Mandarake 秋葉原店。去過的朋友都知,那裏七彎八轉,什麼都有,從天真無邪的漫畫,而至兒童不宜的刊物,也用很多懷舊玩具、模型。這一趟旅行,我帶了兩卷菲林。

第一卷,是恆定的 Tri-X 400。自重我 Digital Rev 的日子,差不多每一輯短片都有提及它。我十歲開始就一直有用,可說是我第一卷黑白菲林,亦有可能是我最後的一卷。

第二卷,是新加入的 JCH Street Pan 400。既然來到日本,便試一試。(編按:JCH 是 Japan Camera Hunter 的縮寫)。

相信喜愛 analogue 物品的朋友,無論是玩具,書本,都會面對過不少負面的聲音。別人會問,為什麼你還在用這些被淘汰的舊式科技?

有了電子遊戲,幹麼要玩實體玩具?有數位相機,為什麼要用菲林?有了 Kindle,為什麼要看實體書?或者,為什麼要聽 CD 和黑膠碟?但是,這些東西背後是有熱情的,而這些人會忽略。

Mamiya 6
Fujifilm Neopan 400
Mamiya 6
Fujifilm Neopan 400

當我們探討為什麼拍菲林而非數碼的時候,一定會牽涉到情感的討論。無論事物多古怪,就如當日 Mandarake 內看到的成千上萬模型,背後也有情感的。

對攝影師來說更甚。有什麼可以與去年電影 Dunkirk 可以相比?這部電影採用了實體膠卷拍攝,尤其到電影院看,效果非凡。如你有幸用過黑房,你亦一定不會忘記你的作品還浸在藥水中,影像慢慢浮現的一刻,是多麼美妙的。沒有東西能取代。

去過秋葉原後,我們到了銀座, 因我們正尋找位於 Cafe de l’Ambre 的咖啡調配師。當日是公眾假期,主要的道路變成了行人專用區,沒有車輛,甚至有老人家,穿著和服在街道上行走。

作品還浸在藥水中,影像慢慢浮現的一刻,是多麼美妙的

我們探訪這位咖啡大師,人手沖咖啡已經泡了六、七十年,而一直的方法都沒什麼變。正如有一些著名攝影師,一直用同樣的媒體、公具、菲林來表達自己。世上有更好的泡咖啡方法嗎?我相信有。但是,我們當天嘗的那一杯手沖咖啡,給了我們一種獨特的感受。

世上有更好的泡咖啡方法嗎?我相信有。但是 ⋯

我對 JCH 這菲林很感興趣,因為它對我來說,表代了某一種燈光,某一種格調。我們選擇菲林時,尤其黑白菲林,著重的是它們製造出來的氣氛。 當我需要拍一些較中性、較報導式的照片時,我會用 Tri-X。但當我想作品的情感表達得更直接的話,我們選別的菲林,例如 JCH Street Pan.

曾幾何時,市面上或許有 30 種黑白菲林。有 Agfa 的幻燈、有 Alford、Fuji、Kodak 系列。很可惜,現在所剩無幾了。我想其中一大原因是沖曬過程中,減少了攝影師的參與。我小時候學怎樣用黑房時,會實驗用不同的藥水、不同的化學品。每一位攝影師都可以告訴你,他們最喜愛的配搭是什麼。現在,就算拍菲林,大部份都是交給店鋪,用它們本店的藥水配搭。結果,十種菲林或照片,都會用同一種沖法。

攝影作品中的感情,不外乎顏色與色調的影響。菲林拍出來的照片,我們會覺的有性格,是因為它們會隨著時間改變,就像美酒一樣。而不同的菲林,能製造不同的色調,表達不同的情感。

我希望菲林不要消失,因為那份情感重要,因為黑白攝影更重要。

我永遠都會珍惜沖曬菲林後,打開 contact sheet (相片縮影)的一刻,看到一些只能透過菲林才能捕足到的情調。有些情景,是彩色攝影無法捕足的。是命運,是時間的流逝。

此時此刻,是為黑白而設的。


此文章翻譯自原文

探索 Gaifong 平台上的菲林相機租用: 
Honeywell Pentax Film Camera
Canon AE-1
Nikon FE
Minolta himatic 7S
More…


關於 Digital Darkroom
Digital Darkroom 由攝影師 Ian 和 Anne 創立,透過影片和文字,追索我們當初為何被這門藝術吸引,為何我們會不斷捨起照相機。 

關於 Gaifong
Gaifong 是一個網上物品共享平台,讓家中有閒置器材的人,可以把它們出租給有需要的人,賺取外快。香港、台灣、新加坡均可以用到。
探索更多: www.gaifongapp.com 

Why Film Still Matters

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our guest post series on photography. To browse the largest collection of film camera rentals in Hong Kong, go to web.gaifongapp.com.

Author: Digital Darkroom | Ian Wong

“Why are you shooting film when you can use digital?”

Some time ago I was at the Mandarake complex in Tokyo, where it’s seven floors of just pure craziness—ranging from innocent manga to some more hardcore stuff. I had two rolls of black and white film with me.

First, the control variable: the Tri-X 400. It had appeared in pretty much every single video I’ve done since Digital Rev and it’s pretty much the black-and-white film I’ve using it since I was 10 years old. The first roll and it will probably be the last roll ever use.

Then, the newcomer. Since I was in Japan, and I was going to be in the streets, I chose the JCH Street Pan 400.

So inevitably, for everyone who has a passion for analogue things, such as toys, books, and of course film photography, they would come across lots of naysayers. There would be people who say, why are using such an obsolete technology?

Why are you playing with toys, when there are computer games? Why are you shooting film when you can use digital? Why are you reading books, when you can read Kindle? Or why listen to vinyl when there’s FLAC?

But of course, what they’re missing is the passion that goes behind all these things. 

Mamiya 6
Fujifilm Neopan 400
Mamiya 6
Fujifilm Neopan 400

When we talk about why we shoot film and not digital, there’s a feeling behind. And no matter how strange some of the things are, like the libraries of toys from the 80s in the Mandarake Complex, there’s feeling behind those as well.

We argue that a certain magic to the old and of course from a photographer’s perspective that’s true. What’s more wonderful than watching Dunkirk, which was shot on film, in a movie cinema in 2017, or if you go on holiday with your old crumpled up paperback?

What’s more transformative than rereading the same book, again and again, in the same paperback? In terms of film, if you’re in a darkroom or in the digital darkroom, and you’re watching a print develop in the developer solution. That’s beautiful. Irreplaceable. Nothing comes close to that.

After Akihabara, we found ourselves in Ginza, and we’re going to look for a coffee master at Cafe de l’Ambre.

It was a public holiday and it was awesome because they blocked off all the roads and no cars were there. There were old people in kimonos walking around.

Watching a print develop in the developer solution… Nothing comes close to that.

This guy we were were visiting had been making coffee for decades— easily. Probably at 60, 70 years. He’s done things the same way that has always been done. Just like there are film masters who’ve been doing things the same way they’ve always been done.

Are there better ways to make coffee? Sure, I guess. But there was something quite unique and distinct about what we tried that day.

Are there better ways to make coffee? Sure… I guess.

Why JCH is a roll that interests me is because it’s so specifically set for a certain kind of light and a certain kind of mood. When we’re talking black-and-white film and film in general, we’re talking about how it manufactures a mood. When I want to use something neutral, something photojournalist, then I have Tri-X. If I want something pretty something kind of really raw and vivid I can try something else like JCH Street Pan.

This, was a moment made for monochrome.

Back in the day—maybe ten years ago—there were probably 30 types of black-and-white films. There were slides from Agfa, there was the Ilford bunch, the Fuji bunch, the Kodax bunch, and now, sadly, a lot of that has dwindled away.

Contax T3
JCH Street Pan

I think part of that is that, by going digital, we’ve removed a large part of the photographer’s own input into the black-and-white emotions and tonality. Before, when I was learning how to use darkroom as a kid, you can experiment with different kinds of chemicals you can use, and darkroom enthusiasts would tell you hundreds of their own favourite recipes and mixes. Right now, when we give it to a lab, they have their own recipe. Ten different types of black-and-white films will use the same kind developer, or the same kind of chemicals, for the sake of consistency.

. I will always love the feeling I get when I open up my contact sheet

Emotion, if we boil it down, is basically the influence of colour and tonality. Film has character because it ages—like wine—and different producers have always made different tones and colours that inspire different feelings. Colour photography has grown in leaps and bounds in digital. Many talented colourists and professional graders are masters in crafting the right tones to match the right footage.

So I feel like currently film still matters because black-and-white still matters. I will always love the feeling I get when I open up my contact sheet and see a photo that was simply meant to be captured in black and white. Something that simply couldn’t exist in colour. It’s the finality of it. A choice that’s irreversible.

This, was a moment made for monochrome.


This blog post is adapted original video.

Explore film cameras on Gaifong: 
Honeywell Pentax Film Camera
Canon AE-1
Nikon FE
Minolta hi-matic 7S
More…


About Digital Darkroom
Digital Darkroom is an ode to film photography. With this project, Anne and I are seeking to go back to the roots of why we were drawn towards this craft in the first place, and what compels us to keep coming back

About Gaifong
Gaifong is an online platform where you can rent photography gear, drones, and other equipment to and from fellow creatives.  Available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and selected markets.
www.gaifongapp.com 

如何滿足於你的旅行攝影

作者:Ian Wong | Digital Darkroom

編按:這是關於攝影文章系列之一。Gaifong 是香港、台灣最受歡迎的物品共享平台,讓您把家中的閒置器材,包括相機、航拍機,安全地出租給有需要人士。按此了解更多。

攝影能幫我們記錄過去,是回憶的一種。

曾經有人這樣跟我說:世上沒有東西比看別人的旅遊照片更沉悶。相信大家都有這樣的經驗,就是食完飯後,被逼看最不喜歡的親戚的 iPhone 上的照片,非讚好不可,連續被構思特很差的圖片轟炸!

為什麼對親戚很重要的相片,對其他人則變得毫無意義?在這個社交媒體昌盛的時代,我們拍照放到線上,其實是給誰看?

在過去三個星期,我們分別去了一個在俄羅斯的婚禮、去了法國品酒、和去了瑞士觀光。Anne 為我們的酒公司拍了一些,而我就租了輛車,周圍看看,放了一些照片上 Instagram,拍了一些膠卷。但最後,沒有拍到一些我非常滿意的照片。但你知道嗎,旅行完畢後,想回來,其實沒什麼好介意的! 

在一些旅行照內,所有得美好:構圖想好,光線充足,唯一問題是沒有火花。沒有愛心。

就算在旅行照片中,找到一些構圖豐富,光線充足的照片,也會發覺當中沒有火花,沒有愛心。相反,這一次沒有特別好的照片,反而我沒有因此而不開心。這是什麼回事呢?

在這個充滿社交媒體的世代,我們可以先想想觀眾是誰。我的習慣是,一些照片留給 Facebook,是給朋友看的。另外一些較專業的,會放上 Flickr (當然,是以前的事)或者發表於類似平台。幾年前在 Digital Rev 工作後,開始放照片上 Instagram。

Instagram 給了我們一個公開的觀眾,其實是很好的。作為一個創作人士,當然想把東西留給自己,不必受外界的批評,但也想分享我們的創作。畢竟,藝術不是在真空𥚃產生的。給人看是好事,你可以得到回饋,你可以學習。能夠有一個平台發表您的創作,給大眾看你的照片的地方,是很有用的。

但有時候,特別是旅行,我們會喜歡拍一些比較幽默,甚至有一點無聊的照片,是給小眾看的。我的朋友會覺的我的 Instagram 很認真,有點悶,但一些私人的、比較幽默的照片,那是給這一群人看的。當你把旅行照這樣分類的時候,可以對自己說,啊,我這一次沒有拍到那完美的風景照,但沒關係,我拍了一些生活照,可以跟我們朋友分享,我可以「扔」到那邊分享,也不錯啊!

學會接受自己,接受自己作為一個攝影師,其實十分重要。當然,我們的技術是需要提高的,要不斷反省,但若老是煩惱,你會遷怒於自己,無補於事。識別你的觀眾,學會分開大眾和小眾,對你作為一個攝影師,很有幫助。 

在旅行中,你甚至可以針對著心裡不同的觀眾,時間劃分為不同部分,給自己空間維持著試驗、探險的心情。過程中,你可以用心裡的觀眾來引導你的實驗。比如說,街道攝影、隨意攝影、幽默的生活瑣碎,這些可以留給朋友看的。比較凝重的風景照、藝術照,這可以留給 Instagram,可以留給大眾。 

北京, 2011
Mamiya 6, Kodak Portra 400 VC
京都, 2013
Mamiya 6, Kodak Tri-X 400
茵特拉肯, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100

這一次旅行,我們拍了一些與工作有關的短片,同時也有時間拍自己的照片。我最近在探索航拍機攝影,相信對很多攝影師來說都是很新穎的,我有時候甚至忘了拍照!去旅行用航拍機拍照可以讓你看到很多新事物,由不同的角度出發,保持創意元素,不必對自己過分苛刻。

作為攝影師,會很常想到「真偽」這議題。哪些照片是真的?哪些是假的?哪些情感是捏造出來的?我們對外展示的「真我」,究竟是什麼一回事?

這題目對旅行攝影尤其的重要,因為所有人都想告訴別人:我玩得很開心,這個地方很漂亮。但是,假裝一個時刻是比現實美好,假裝你的人生比真相美好,我們其實沒必要這樣做。 如果是下雨天,為何要加濾鏡,美化為一個漂亮的日落?如果你覺得旅行有一刻很悶,為何要假裝你玩的很開心?

攝影能幫我們記錄過去,是回憶的一種。無論旅程有多好多壞,在五年後(其實瞬眼間就過去),你會發覺,沒有被拍下來的記憶,無論是正面的、負面的, 都會流逝。

剩下的,只有你和你最好朋友的照片。

茵特拉肯, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100
茵特拉肯, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100
茵特拉肯, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100

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Gaifong 租借旅行攝影用品。
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相機鏡頭
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關於 Digital Darkroom
Digital Darkroom 由攝影師 Ian 和 Anne 創立,透過影片和文字,追索我們當初為何被這門藝術吸引,為何我們會不斷捨起照相機。 

關於 Gaifong
Gaifong 是一個網上物品共享平台,讓家中有閒置器材的人,可以把它們出租給有需要的人,賺取外快。香港、台灣、新加坡均可以用到。
探索更多: www.gaifongapp.com 

How To Be Happy With Your Travel Photography

Editor’s Note: This post is part of our guest post series on photography. Learn more here

By Ian Wong | Digital Darkroom

Photography helps us remember. It’s a selective form of reminiscing.

Someone once told me that the most boring thing in the world is looking at someone else’s travel photos. Everyone has memories of being trapped at a dinner table with your least favourite aunt, being forced to scroll through their photo albums or iPhone, seeing the most poorly composed holiday photos imaginable.

So why is that that images which might mean so much to your aunt mean so little to you? And in this age of social media when you take photographs and put them online—who are you shooting for?

Over the past three weeks, we went to a Russian wedding, to France to try some wine, and to Switzerland for just a travel. We didn’t shoot much—Anne shot some stuff for our wine company, I was driving around, posted a few pictures on Instagram, shot a few rolls of film, but I didn’t get that many fantastic shots I was very happy with. At the end of our trip, I look back and, you know what, I kind of think that’s all right.

Sometimes in an image, everything is perfect—the composition is right, the lighting is good. But there’s no spark.

Sometimes in an image, everything is perfect—the composition is right, the lighting is good. But there’s no spark. There’s no love. So how do you fix that? Especially in this age of social media. We think about the audience. Right now when I shoot, I shoot some photos for Facebook, for friends. I used to shoot more serious photos for Flickr (but that’s long been neglected) and then ever since working at Digital Rev, I started posting more on Instagram.

Having an audience on Instagram can be pretty awesome because, as a creative person, half of you wants to keep your work personally to yourself so no one ever criticizes it; but you also want to share it. Art is never developed in isolation, so it’s great when you can post it. You can get feedback. You can learn from others and that’s the great thing about posting and having an audience that is public.

Before we shared everything to the public—like, back in like early 2000s—we used to use MySpace or Xanga. We’d post like tons of pictures in blog form on Tumblr, just for friends. And I kept that all throughout like these last ten years. I really actually loved taking pictures of funny moments just for the small audience. When my friends look at my Instagram, it’s usually more boring but then, that kind of satisfies one outlet for me. The private stuff, the weird stuff, that’s for another audience. So when you separate those shots into different categories, you can go, oh I didn’t get the perfect, beautiful landscape, but hey, I found a funny moment with friends, so I’ll just chuck it “over here”.

Being happy with yourself does help with being happy with your photography because if you’re always stressing yourself out—of course, we still need to improve—you will end up being nowhere. Knowing your audience, separating those two, really helps with that.

For each of these different audiences, you can have your own projects and when you’re traveling, it’s great to define and divide your time into these different projects. It allows you to keep experimenting. Everyone has their own style, which is great—you should always develop some things that you like seeing and something you like shooting. And when experimenting, you can use these different audiences to explore different sides of things. So for example, street photography, or candid photography and funny moments, those can be for friends. And then you have landscapes and the serious stuff—that’s for the public, for Instagram.

Beijing, 2011
Mamiya 6, Kodak Portra 400 VC
Kyoto, 2013
Mamiya 6, Kodak Tri-X 400
Interlaken, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100

When we were traveling this time, we had some stuff which was just work video, but we always squeezed in time for own personal photography. Anne’s always shooting. I’m always shooting. I’ve also been exploring a lot of drone photography, which is super fun for me—it’s completely new most the time. I sometimes forget to even take photos. Just flying around, exploring these amazing places with a completely different point of view, it’s just really good fun. It helps you get stay creative.

Something that keeps coming up over and over again nowadays is the issue of authenticity. What images are real? Which ones are fake? What emotions are being manufactured, and what idea of ourselves do we want to show to the public?

This is always relevant for travel photos where everyone wants to look like they’re having a great time. But it doesn’t make any sense to pretend to yourself that your life or a moment in your life was better than it actually was. There’s no need to put a filter to salvage sunset when it’s actually cloudy. There’s no need to look like you’re having fun, when you actually bored out of your mind.

Photography helps us remember. It’s a selective form of reminiscing. Sometimes the holiday can be so bad or are so good but in five years—which passes by faster you can think—often all those negative memories fade away because they weren’t captured on film.

At the end, all you’re left with are just pictures of you and your best friends.

Interlaken, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100
Interlaken, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100
Interlaken, 2017
Mamiya 6, Kodak Ektar 100

This blog post is adapted original video.

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About Digital Darkroom
Digital Darkroom is an ode to film photography. With this project, Anne and I are seeking to go back to the roots of why we were drawn towards this craft in the first place, and what compels us to keep coming back

About Gaifong
Gaifong is an online platform where you can rent photography gear, drones, and other equipment to and from fellow creatives.  Available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and selected markets.
www.gaifongapp.com 

推薦朋友加入「以租代買」行列,獲得 HKD 50 租賃金額!

如何邀請:

  1. 到 App 中「邀請好友」部分,尋找您的個人編碼
  2. 複製您的編碼,轉發給朋友
  3. 朋友受到您的邀請下載 Gaifong ,並租入第一件物品時,他們可獲 HKD 50 折扣優惠。您的朋友完成首次租賃後,您會獲通知,下次租賃亦可減 HKD 50! 
Give $50, Get $50


探索 Gaifong 熱門類別:

旅行用品及 GoPro | 攝影或拍攝器材
遊戲機 及 VR | 婚禮用品及佈置

如何使用優惠碼

在您的 Gaifong 旅程中,會在不同地方取得優惠碼,例如:

Gaifong Rewards 升級獎賞
– 推廣活動或電郵
– 朋友邀請您加入 Gaifong 時,給予您的優惠

套用方法很簡單!

方法 1:送出租賃請求時加入

1. 發出請求時,按 「使用優惠碼」,如下
2. 根據指示輸入編碼
3. 按「套用」

方法 2:從支付設定加入

  1. 前往 目錄 -> 支付設定
  2. 在底部按「優惠編碼」
  3. 輸入編碼

按此返回 App

How to refer friends and earn rewards

Refer a friend. They get $50HKD off their first rental!

Some things in life are better shared.

A beautiful sunset.
A celebration for a promotion at work.
And of course, discounts and promos from your favourite online community!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to the App -> Promo Code 
  2. Copy your unique promo code (e.g. MYGRP17)
  3. When a friend borrows something on Gaifong, they can enter this to get $50 HKD (or equivalent in local currency discount!)
  4. If their rental is successful, you will also get the same discount for your next rental.
How to find your referral code

You can refer as many friends as you would like. In short, your next rental could practically be free.

The more friends you refer, the more you save.

Thank you for sharing about us!

Related post: How to apply a Promo Code


Quick links to top rental categories:
Video Games and VR | Filmmaking & Photography | 
Wedding Props and Decor | Travel & Outdoors

How does Gaifong protect my items?

At Gaifong, there is nothing more important to us than the safety of your items. In this article, we will cover the ways in which lending out your equipment on Gaifong is safe and secure.

  1. The Security Deposit System
  2. ID Checks
  3. Fraud-checking using Stripe Radar

1. The Security Deposit System

As mentioned in previous blog posts and inside the app itself, the Security Deposit system is the cornerstone of safety on Gaifong. 

When you list an item onto Gaifong, you must state a security deposit amount. This amount must be at least 50% of the item’s value.

When a borrower rents your item, the security deposit amount you stated will be frozen on his or her payment method. What this means is that they will not run away or damage your item without consequences—the deposit is already authorised on their payment method. 

For example, you’re renting out your Canon 5D—a popular model on our platform, you could put a deposit as $9,000 HKD (~$1,300 USD). This amount will be held on the borrower’s card, making sure they don’t run away. 

2. ID Checks

All borrowers of equipment above $5,000 HKD (~$700 USD) will be asked to go through an ID check. Currently, you will be asked to upload a copy of your HKID or passport, along with a photo of yourself holding this. This ensures that the borrower is who they say they are, and that they are not using a false identity. 

Report the following situation to us immediately:

  • If someone requests you to send money to them outside of Gaifong
  • If a person asks you for an exemption of the security deposit

This is a red flag for suspicious behaviour, and we will be able to investigate and blacklist such users immediately. 

Learn more about security deposits in the FAQ section inside the app.

3. Fraud-checking using Stripe Radar

Gaifong uses Stripe as our payments gateway partner.

Lastly, Gaifong’s bookings System is supported by Stripe, a PCI Level-1 (highest) payment gateway trusted by many major online businesses, including Lyft, Shopify, and Deliveroo. All information is sent through secure connection, and never reaches Gaifong’s servers.

When a borrower submits their payment information, Stripe automatically checks this against all past transactions to identify suspicious or stolen cards. Borrowers also need to enter details such as address, CCV, and full name, to make sure that they are not using a stolen identity or payment method. 

As an Owner, therefore always insist that the Borrower books through the system, so that they can go through the security check.

Bottom line: the Gaifong booking system protects your items and keeps out thieves and evildoers. We will update our security measures periodically to be even more airtight. For suggestions and questions, please reach out to us through the Help Centre in the app.

(last updated: Aug 30, 2018)

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