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  1. I put a couple Seaga combos on a location yesterday... I think it will be a good fit for them...
    6 points
  2. Your understanding of locks and physical security is lacking, at best. There are two types of attack, destructive and non-destructive. Destructive attacks damage the lock or machine. Examples include drilling, cutting, and popping using impact. This is why the physical strength of a lock matters. And as such, material and design matter. A cheap ebay lock is usually soft brass. A Medeco is built out of more robust materials, and it has hardened steel pins in the face to resist a drilling attack. Non destructive attacks do not damage the lock or machine. This involves three d
    3 points
  3. Well...I think Canadians just deal with looneys and tooneys differently than we do. You guys count and spend them, we elect them into government offices.
    3 points
  4. Too much bread.
    3 points
  5. He's not that angry. Wait until you meet AZVendor.
    3 points
  6. It could be your lock. I have locks that don't like certain machines. The nipple just doesn't fit right in the t-handle and they'll pop open, particularly if you move the door a bit like shaking the machine. So try another core first and then a completely different lock later. I had an AP 6600 that I scrapped a while back. Machine had seen better days but the locking bar was wore out so you could unlock it by simply pushing up on the door slightly. So try playing with the door too to see if you can make the handle pop open.
    2 points
  7. 50% of annual sales is a good starting point. Adjust from there for other factors like newer or very old equipment, etc.
    2 points
  8. Has it remotely occurred to you that 3 standard refrigerators would use less power than this one vending machine?
    2 points
  9. You should have called up NYcandyman. He'd gladly come by in his minivan and pick them up
    2 points
  10. It's easier to just pull the battery for 3 minutes. The board will default the selections to 1 to 1. All you need to do after that is set the price(s)
    2 points
  11. Crane with the "hold my beer"dive
    1 point
  12. At least it's not USAT today....
    1 point
  13. A&A is going to have a field day with this! shipping charges are already high, ooooooh weeeeeee! Buy now, save time later! Gumballs have a 2 year shelf life, dont believe me, look at the boxes for yourself, if we are going to face a shortage, we need to be somewhat prepared for it. Then again if the gumballs run out, a small toy can go in its place, those will never go bad!
    1 point
  14. They run $135.00 and up. There are some vending brokers selling them as well as Changer Services.
    1 point
  15. Hey dummy, the 3130 is a snack machine. If the soda has stack columns then yes, the kit will fit.
    1 point
  16. yes, I think that many people in the industry just group all the prize games together as redemption, but I believe the ticket based games are the actual cause for the category name. You would "redeem" your tickets for a prize. I usually call machines like barber cut, keymaster, stacker, etc. "Prize Merchandisers." As they are more of a vending machine that may or may not pay out. I guess a crane game would also be a prize merchandiser, but I just put cranes into their own category? There will always be crossover... so it's hard to really define some pieces of equipment.. Let u
    1 point
  17. i can’t imagine buying an entire pallet of gumballs. especially with how things have slowed down so much. i feel like i ton of those will go to waste.
    1 point
  18. It's bad... Had to travel 45miles out to get the last pallet from the only store that has them in the area, unless you're ordering by the pallet, you won't get any, and getting them from AA global will probably cost alot more than $22.
    1 point
  19. Definitely try to please the account if you can... but it's gotta be within reason. A movie theater location if it's busy enough would warrant almost any kind of machine purchase. It doesn't surprise me they don't want a candy crane or stuff that will make kids get hyped up. Also it's competition for their own candy sales. Balls will make kids run around and possibly get injured, at least that's what location owners think. Maintaining the pin is a problem, if you have no real idea about them... and you don't have a good pin buddy... But they can earn, don't let these guys fool you. I
    1 point
  20. Dubble Bubble 850 count is still available at select stores in the midwest but as you have found out they will discontinue items without notice. Have you contacted the store manager or Sam's Club corporate to make sure they can't get them for you? Do they show up online for your store? If you are Plus member you get free shipping on them.
    1 point
  21. I had a sneaky thief skimming cash out of a couple beverage machines we had in an apartment complex - wasn't tracking the cash/inventory close at the account but for months, things seemed off.... Finally came in for service one week and found one of the locks screwed up - it was offset and would not accept the key. This time both machines were completely cleaned out, suspect he/she was using a tubular pick and finally screwed it up and couldn't get it back to center. Fixed that with T-handle hasp covers and Abloy puck locks - no problems since
    1 point
  22. It went SM3, SM4, SM6, F80, GVC1 and GVC2. The F80 didn't solve anything. It was just a cheap Coinco board with MDB.
    1 point
  23. Having machines keyed alike as you already do is a good choice, but having a private key is even better. I agree with Chris that you probably have a worn lock or latch on that machine, and swapping cores may solve the problem for now. But investing in a registered lock and key is a good long term decision. I have Medeco, and about once a year I find that those locks have prevented some ne'er-do-well from breaking into machines that I thought were in good safe locations. Last instance a bank of three machines in a factory breakroom where all three cores were damaged and had to be replaced,
    1 point
  24. I think it's an issue of the "old" GVC1 boards vs the "new" GVC1 boards. I know the SM6 predates the GVC1 but I don't know if the F80 predates SM6 or not. Regardless, I don't think GVC1 was foolproof. The F80 is a great board but limited with no dex support. The SM6 seems like a good board but "may or may not" work with card readers. The GVC1 appears to always work with card readers, but "may or may not" report cash sales. The GVC2 is where they finally got it all together as far as I know. Basically, you never know if it will work properly or not with a USI machine unless you try it ou
    1 point
  25. My gut tells me you need to empty the column and try to twist the motor by hand to see if it's stripped. A slow board should affect all columns and you could test it by changing another column and see what happens. Column 1 should hit the chute hard enough to trip the sensor. Riddle me this... Does it drop both simultaneously or are they a second apart or so? If they drop simultaneously, then you have to have a plate down there preventing the first one from dropping sooner. I'm just leaning on a broken motor at this point and it physically can't stop rotating after a certain poin
    1 point
  26. That is a Crane integrated cashless swipe. I don't believe it works with anything other than Crane cashless. It's a BevMax Media. Whether or not it was Coke at one point...it looks pretty generic to me but that Balance Calories sticker is typically on bottler equipment only.
    1 point
  27. I talked with a couple folks at VendNet, I got some further information. It doesn't seem to be an issue with the 3151 persay. It seems more so its an issue with the speed of the DEX coming out of the 3151. Early versions of the board were slow, and sometimes the card reader wouldn't wait long enough to get the End Dex Statement. Therefore the Card Readers weren't waiting long enough and lock it up. Sounds like if it doesn't work right, its an issue the card manufacturers need to fix not the board maker. I'm going to rig something up and test with my Nayax readers and find out if it works
    1 point
  28. I sell a lot of locations and while it does seem more professional to let the location know first , I don’t do this because believe it or not some people panic because they don’t know if they’ll get good service or if the prices will increase. I have an agreement with the buyer that I’ll introduce him and tell the contact that he will be their route driver and that he’ll be their contact person from now on but they can still contact me if needed ( if they do contact me , which rarely happens of course I call the buyer because I want everything to go smoothly). After a month or so I’ll
    1 point
  29. My preference is always to update to the MEI 2000 series when possible...
    1 point
  30. Yeah, cause those machine have 10s of thousands of vends on them and are pushing 20 years old. And, there are a lot more of them out there. You go to a mechanics shop, you are going to see a lot of Toyotas and Hondas. Not because they are unreliable, but simply because are are way more of them out there.
    1 point
  31. I usually try to take the high road and stay quiet but this one is pretty funny.
    1 point
  32. The portion you circled is where the high pressure freon expands into the evaporator so that 3" portion of 1/4" tubing will frost up normally. This is called the "frost line." The frost should not move up to the fins of the evaporator. The evidence of water in the tank could mean that the drain hose is clogged up. This must be corrected to avoid moisture sitting in the tank that can freeze on the evaporator or that can freeze like a pond and then cause damage to the evaporator fan as it beats on the ice. This could also be evidence that there has been excess condensation due to the machin
    1 point
  33. I think what lacanteen is referring to is to remove power to the machine, remove the board cover and remove the backup battery from the board for a few minutes and then reinstall. This will reset to factory settings including a price of $99.95. It's the easiest way to reset Space to Sales on a Dixie. Once that's done, you'll need to reprogram your pricing which is simple.
    1 point
  34. Have fun trying to find your short circuit. You have a power short to ground somewhere beyond the fuse. Unplug the machine and then unplug the coin mech, bill validator, lights and power to the logic board and unplug the display. Also unplug the logic harness to the compressor, the lights and to the motors. Replace the fuse with the correct fuse and have several available. Plug the machine in and see if the fuse blows. If it does then start following the wires from the fuse into the machine to find the short which could be a cut or damaged wire that touches metal. If the fuse doesn
    1 point
  35. You should be able to test the temp sensor by displaying the current temp reading and see if it's accurate. After that, warm the sensor with your hand and check again. If the sensor reacts and gradually displays a rising temps confirming a good or bad temp sensor. At that point, you have to start looking at the compressor relay circuit. Does the compressor continue to run with the door open? If so, that would be a sign that the comp relay is either always engaged ( board failure ) or welded itself closed ( relay failure ) supplying power regardless of the temp reading.
    1 point
  36. Always glad to see a completed repair. Sometimes people don't let anyone know the end result. Stay safe out there!
    1 point
  37. check your thermostat, it may be turned up too much, don't forget diet sodas will pop before reaching freezing temp.
    1 point
  38. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry the rear spacer springs out of their hole on one side or the other. Then free it up from both sides and locate where you want it adjusted to. Insert the right or left side into the appropriate holes and then work the other side into the same holes on the other side of the column.
    1 point
  39. That would be a bad temperature sensor. You will need to replace it. PN 822030
    1 point
  40. People with large arms always complain about that. Use a yard stick or some other "arm extension" to reach the rear spacer. Bottles are normally setup as 2 deep. In narrow columns, that generally means 2 open notches on your cam. On wide columns, 4 open notches ( the oscillator drops 2 from one side and then 2 from the other ). 16.9 bottles vary greatly in dimensions. You will likely need shims (side spacers) to get those right but those should be listed on the inner door of your machine or in the operations manual. D&S has those on their site.
    1 point
  41. I have a lot of equipment I need to locate in the next few weeks or months. But... on the brighter side I got calls this week from one of my pizza places and a bar in the bay area saying they are planning to reopen soon. So, quite possibly there will be a lot of opportunities in the coming weeks/months.
    1 point
  42. Wow almost seems like you could sue them for not providing a service that you were owed. 2800 bucks and...... absolutely nothing? Idk hard to believe someone would just give away 2800 bucks without any fight at all. This review seems like we were not told everything.
    1 point
  43. it was OK had beefy fat wheels with locks on all 4
    1 point
  44. How steady was it?
    1 point
  45. i have had 501e on casters not a snack if its a production area they should have a pallet jack they only need to move snack forward a few feet or if the machines are in good shape offer to buy from vender they are probably the only machines they have on casters and would be glad to dump them
    1 point


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