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  1. peanuts?

    Whats not to like about rust, bugs and oil?? You get your protein, minerals and essential fatty acids...
  2. Vending 2 Gumballs

    http://aaglobal.com/bulk-candy-gum/850E-850-count-zed-emoti-gumballs.asp
  3. Vending 2 Gumballs

    If it is a normal retail / restaurant type location with kids as part of the traffic I would add Emoti gum from A&A to the DB 850 assorted mix at one out of 3 or 4. Your cost will go from 9+% to 12% but you will have a unique product with a lot less increase in expense. The kids that really want the Emoti will end up spending a couple quarters with each visit....same tried and true concept of the 'loss leader' in a general cheap toy mix. We don't do charity, but if we did I sure would at least test this strategy (for those locations with competition offering assorted gum).
  4. How should I acquire this location?

    That bottom shelf on the small rack is designed and sold by Oak and should only be able to hold 3 of their Vista's. You should probably remove one of the NW's before there is a big mess to clean - one of the reasons I don't care for those racks is the front support cross bar....it's just an invitation for kids to start climbing...sits there like the first rung of a ladder...
  5. Need treasure chest "shield"

    To protect laminated fixtures in shopping malls...
  6. Need treasure chest "shield"

    Smart Industries should have it....but shipping will be very high. HAvending has best solution (home depot) if you can't pick up part without shipping. I would use this peel n stick clear corner guard to unite the vertical joints of the panels, just because I am afraid of any hardware that might snag a tag... http://www.homedepot.com/p/Trimaco-5-8-in-x-5-8-in-x-4-ft-Self-Stick-Plastic-Corner-Guard-Residential-11434A/202061358 I have never used home depots version, we use these on our mall bulk displays: http://www.kofflersales.com/p/corner-guards-clear-and-colored.asp?gclid=CLXn3dHPl9QCFQIRaQodLhQF6w The 3/4 x 3/4 heavy duty clear 4ft works good (peel n stick option).
  7. Machine vending 2 gumballs

    That's a Beaver wheel, set up for 1.1" capsules. To convert to a gum wheel, you just add another spring to the remaining empty hole on the brush off plate. Or you can replace the entire set with an Oak set (wheel, riser & brush off plate).
  8. Action bulk vending

    I bought a pallet of used Beavers from them this past summer, and about a month ago asked about buying more. They told me they were no longer taking credit cards and I would have to use pay pal...that plus the poor service scared me off from ordering again. It seemed to me that they might not be around too much longer - but I have no idea of their current status.
  9. Post your political rants here

    “If America could be, once again, a nation of self-reliant farmers, craftsmen, hunters, ranchers, <vendors> and artists, then the rich would have little power to dominate others. Neither to serve nor to rule: That was the American dream.” - Edward Abbey
  10. Dinosaur Car

    That's a Triceratractorus...
  11. Riser PROBLEM

    One thing to check is to see if the product wheel is turning easily. Sometimes the brushoff plate will press down on the wheel with too much force...the machine will still vend, but the friction between the wheel and the riser under it may lead to stress fractures on the riser 'prongs' after a few hundred or thousand vends. If you take the Vista service head off the base while assembled but empty and try to turn the product wheel gears by your finger you can tell if it moves easily or not. If you think it takes too much force to turn the wheel, you can remove the brush off plate and add a gasket before replacing the plate. The gaskets that Oak uses are cork and rather thin....but that may be all you need. The gaskets that A&A has sold in the past are rubber and about 3 times as thick as Oaks. The whole gaskets tend to block the screw holes when we try to re-assemble, so we always cut them into quarter sections and just use one section up at the 12 o'clock position and the other down at 6 o'clock area. You are trying to create just enough space to free up the turning of the product wheel without adding so much space that the product wheel gears will ride up and over the coin mech drive gear. It may be that you have ended up with unmatched sets of wheels and plates where one side is just a thousandth or two of an inch different than the original. We have all our wheels and plates in a box together....Oak mixed up with A&A, and parts from every decade from the 80's on (the real old guys are made of metal).
  12. For the third year, Oak Manufacturing did not attend, and for the first time in over 50 years, Beaver did not attend. Compared to 20 years ago, the show is about one third the size it once was. No matter the spin, the trend is not a happy story. With all the info available on the net, there is not the real need for the operators to go. But if you want to have a business big enough to support your family, the info from the other operators attending is where the value is. At one dinner the guy on my immediate right has a business with over 10,000 machines out, and directly across the table was one whose family has over 80,000 machines on routes. When you have a room full of employees who's only job is to keep track of all the route service guys....that's a big operation. Next years is in Dallas, easy and cheap to get to from almost anywhere in North America. I would hope Vendiscuss could get at least one big round table full of folks to show...
  13. helpwith coin mech

    Thanks a lot, Musser. My wife read your post and threw me in the dumpster....
  14. Has anyone tried bubble tea places?

    Perfect locations to use old Tomy Gacha machines (Japanese style bulk machines).
  15. rack locating

    But if the machines are already welded to the first shelf....