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  2. DN 368 or 501T. Probably the former.
  3. This happens when the poorly trained reps try to follow their script without listening to their customer's questions.
  4. Don't use them on slow accounts, especially where your prices aren't over $1. The fees on any transaction under $1 will cost you dearly and the monthly fee on a slow machine erodes the barely perceptible bottom line too much. Don't be so quick to roll out card readers in all accounts. They don't all warrant one.
  5. Define bad accounts? $6.75 a month plus service fees and transaction fees can add up. If the machine isn't doing $100 a week I don't find it worth adding. That's me personally.
  6. Having too high of a COGS. Not being paid a decent hourly rate. How much I spend to make a little bit. People being mean, rude, and nasty to me. Customers being ridiculous when I explain that I need to make a $.50 can $.75 Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  7. I am considering buying readers. (Leasing actually) for every one of my machines... I have some bad accounts but the machines are HQ. I LOVE.what cc readers provide, and if you lease them it only costs $6.75/mo!!! Though end-game math breaks out to $150 in interest... Np though.... $6.75 month preserves capital. I am so into CC readers... For so many reasons.... Does anyone else agree? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  8. Good to know. I am going to go with them but ya its annoying. My rep turns a 5 minute conversation into a 30 minute convo. The extra 25 minutes being her explaining simple concepts and policies that I already understand through "simple life experience" or research.... Ugh.... I hate to be rude, but it seems the only way to get these people to stop wasting your time preaching things that you already know is to cut them off and say "I already know that, please just answer my questions".... But then you sound terrible!!! That is how I feel though - Answer my question, continue to tell me things that I shouldn't know - BUT DONT go off explaining interest rates and business decisions to me... So annoying... Worst part is I am leasing equipment and my rep isn't smart enough to answer my questions like... "What is the money factor".. etc.. I DEMAND to know all details before a purchase, and it takes my rep days to properly respond Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  9. I hate to always ask, is there anywhere I could compare pictures to try and figure out on my own or is it just from experience? Thank you. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. After running my business for 14 years and building up from 5 machines to 300 for a few years it didn't take long for attrition to occur as more as more people tried to get rich in vending. At that point it became more work than fun because at the same time the unemployment rate was at it's lowest and I couldn't keep that third driver position filled. After a couple of years of not having fun any longer I sold it and went into the repair business which was much more enjoyable. The lesson I learned was to never have an employee ever again due to the pain in the butt they are. This, of course, is only my opinion and perhaps I wasn't properly prepared to manage employees once having them became troublesome. My error was that I was always looking for someone like myself that was a self-starter and would work endless hours and work as though they owned it.
  11. I tell ya, it seems one thing sells one week and not the other!! Hard business to get... Worst part is waste.... Once you have decent-fantastic accounts I'm sure that changes... Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  12. It could if power is sent to the mech but not to the enable circuit.
  13. At that price, yes. I would never pay more than $2k for one no matter it's age.
  14. Might try that to offload Hawaiian Punch cans, that no one seems to want. Which is weird, because I loved Hawaiian Punch as a kid. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  15. I would have to check but that may also be all you needed to do with the NW.
  16. Diet Pepsi seems to outsell Diet Coke. Uts weird, all of a sudden I am selling a ton of Sprite and Dr. Pepper, but the Mt. Dew isn't moving as fast as it used to. I am also moving a fair amount of Ginger Ale. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
  17. USAT is unbelievable brutal on the customer service side of things and quite slow all around. However their product for me had been flawless and very reliable.
  18. I have 4 ambient media 6 wides, the customers love them. Would snap up any good used unit in good condition...
  19. When you say "diet coke", does that mean an actual diet coke specifically or do you have to specify what kind of diet coke it is?
  20. Healthy eating in Georgia is a snicker bar and a diet coke .
  21. Beaver would only need to change the coin carrier, same with oak, and eagle.
  22. USA Tech customer service is bad and they are rude no one can answer a question. I see I am not the only person out there who has got the runaround from these people.
  23. Lol. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us don't have that convenience.
  24. Unless the thing has been beaten to death, I don't know how you can get one for 1k, but I can't see it being a bad deal. I don't own any but I did see a couple in action. They look great and market your products well, but I felt like they weren't worth the cost for what they were. Getting one for 1k though, that's a great deal if it's working and not banged up.
  25. I have considered this as well. I look at it like this: If I build it up to the point that I make a pretty good salary, and I am willing and able to continue, then I see no reason to sell out. I have taken a temporary break from expanding the business as I consolidate everything, In the future though, the question is.. do I only expand a little and maintain a good salary without ever have to worry about employees? Or do I grow it bigger and bigger until I can start to buy other companies out and make a multi-route operation with semi-passive income? I have been in the industry for 11 years and I am 32. As long as I remain healthy, I feel like I have too much potential in this industry to sell out any time soon, but I also worry that only companies like canteen could ever buy me out and for pennies on the dollar.
  26. The Crane Merchant is basically a giant combo machine. I've never used one, but I can get one for about 1k. Any opinions? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
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