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  1. I tried a variety of dog treats. I tries them in LYPC machines. While I was able to get some to vend ok, I couldn't get the margin where I wanted it. For this reason, I never got any placed.
  2. I guess I am in a good area. I have had 40 boxes out for about 6 months now. Are you in urban or rural areas?
  3. I do Pearson Mints, Laffy Taffy, Airheads, Tootsie Pops, Blow Pops, Nestle Candy Bars, Mars candy bars, etc. Or a combination of some of the above. Locations always seem to get excited when I switch product, which I do when sales start to decline consistently over a few cycles.
  4. No. As long as the unit price is 10 cents or less I put them in the boxes.
  5. I vary the products I offer in my boxes between locations. This pretty much requires me to hand count. But it allows me the flexibility of offering various products and different locations. This in turn allows me to maximize profits. An example of this is a location of was considering pulling due to extremely low sales with Mints is making a killing with Laffy Taffy and Airheads.
  6. I put 120 per each acrylic box. I have found that good ol fashioned counting them by hand works best for me. It takes some time, but I know the count is right.
  7. Thank you for your help! I found the button. When I pushed it, the display is rotating through JC-1, 2, and 6. I don't see this on the programming instructions....any ideas?
  8. I am not seeing anything with a digital display for programming. What am I missing?
  9. This may be a silly question, but where is the controller located? This is my first MDB machine.
  10. I bought it on Amazon about 6 months ago. I would recommend it.
  11. It all depends on your vend size. I try to vend 0.5 oz per vend. So a 56 oz bag would be 112 vends. Charging a quarter per vend would yield me $28 gross.
  12. Congrats QuikVend!!! Be anxious to keep us posted how it goes with the distance. I am sure from what I have read from you that you have it all planned out, so I know that you will do great!
  13. I ended up investing money into my Full-Line machines for now. I just got a bulk charity agreement set with a local charity, so I will be expanding my bulk business later this spring.
  14. Congrats! I was recently forced to pursue this full time myself due to some workplace drama. I have always wanted to be a business owner, so I am jumping into it. I have been doing it part-time for 2 years, but am now taking the leap to full-time with a large family to support at home. I know what you mean about naysayers as a lot of my family tells me that this is a nice hobby but will never actually support my family. Nonetheless, I use that as fuel to succeed. Hearing stories like yours inspires me, so I want to say a sincere thank you in addition to congratulations!
  15. Just keep track of the mileage. Thats all my accountant requires. Fuel is operating costs. Mileage write offs are separate.