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57thTom

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  1. It works. I have been wondering about those angled tray ends for a year. All of the instructions I could find told me to tuck the product. After I changed everything and adjusted the dividers I test vended the products completely out with the door closed with money to see if they work. They do. Thanks. I thought I would seem stupid to ask about that bit of engineering. I think by doing it this way there is less chance of the corner of the bag getting stuck under the divider.
  2. Knowledge is power. I may not control anything here, but even the guy that cleans the crapper can influence company policy.
  3. I load Kit Kat across the coil because they break if I try anything else, and they vend more reliably. So, chip bags should be loaded across the coil? Candy bars won't load that way, though. Neither will Danish. They catch and rip apart. I have had many disasters because nobody taught me and the customers think I'm 'The Man' and won't give me a straight story. This was just a case of 'We fired the guy....go do his job.'
  4. I would love to go through my machines and put pushers on everything that needs it. I would love to stand in front of the machine and vend everything out until I know everything works. I don't control these things. If I think I need pushers it won't happen because the people in charge are happily ignorant. My experience here has nearly convinced me that companies would be better served by having a vending service provide the machines and product. Then the vending company could do what they do best and the company I work for could help addicts get sober.
  5. Um, the angled tray end makes it easier to shake stuff out. Popcorn needs to be loaded on the coil or it falls out.
  6. Lucky me. They bought the rest of the bags in an attempt to knock it off. I found the guy who bought the bag, so no hassle about a refund. I adjusted the divider as best I could. Then I found that I could do a better job with the Slim Jim. Now they stand up strait.
  7. How do you prevent this without developing great skill at origami?
  8. Well, now it's https. That's cool.
  9. Companies should plan for seamless transition. The only companies that should collapse when the CEO retires are mom and pops. The same for all other positions in the company.
  10. http://www.multi-max.com/Portals/147835/download/RS_Manual_-_Rev_B_(3-10)_1_1_new_me (Fortune).pdf This one?
  11. This morning I was met by the customers complaining about not being able to get one product. Top shelf, far left (selection 1 0). I tried test vend and the display said 'try another selection'. So I set the price, held in the door switch, checked price then shut the door and purchased product. It worked. The reason I'm asking is that this happened last year before I found Vendiscuss. Is there a way to prevent this problem from happening again?
  12. Boulder at Sam's.
  13. Yup. I looked at the service manuals. They would have to work with no maintenance for a while to earn enough to replace with newer equipment. They look like a hobby.
  14. These two machines are at the online auction house. I am thinking of placing a bid on them, depending on how they are listed. They didn't have lot numbers this morning, but the guy on the floor said they will soon. Does anyone have a hard, cold opinion on the real value of these legacy machines?
  15. Are the bottlers really pushing bottles over cans? Will it become harder to get cans?