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  1. I was speaking to the link they shared for the used equipment reseller on Craigslist. I saw a lot of branded equipment in those photos.
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  2. Be careful talking to Coke if Coke believes they can make a sizable profit on this account they will sent their Salesman to out bid you. I have seen this happen They are a big company with lots of resources. The way Coke will do this is offer nice new signs and advertising to the fairground. I have been in the vending business for 30 years and have seen the big bottlers take accounts from independent vendors the excuse is while we gave the account all the free signs and the soda machines so we might as while service the Machines our self and please always remember Coke and Pepsi will com
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  3. Is that 2 machines in each laundry room or 1 combo per? If it's 1 combo per room, you will likely spend more time and resources keeping those machines filled than the value of your time. Combos don't hold a lot so the have to be filled often. Apts tend to be tough on equipment as they're not well secured and tend to get trash and debris forced into coin slots and bill accepters shutting your machine down. Service calls will be pretty constant for stuck coins and vandalism. Not saying it's an absolute but definitely worth considering. If possible, find out who had the location before
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  4. I forgot to mention those prices include a credit card reader and delivery on each machine.
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  5. My input... Those prices seem a little steep if only for equipment cost. It's not so bad if it includes delivery
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  6. Unless it's extremely visible and consider a good place for market share, I doubt that Coke would undercut. They want to sell syrup with as little overhead as possible. If they can sell syrup and have branding in a place where a 3rd party will (1) purchase that syrup at a markup and (2) pick up the product and (3) fill and maintain the machine without Coke labor, that is a win across the board.
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  7. Don't be surprised if Coke says no though they will generally be more willing the more machines you need to install. They will also like the idea of replacing Pepsi. Keep in mind there will be minimum product purchases to meet and maybe a lease fee per machine. This could also be a boondoggle if Pepsi ignores them because sales are real low or very up and down. You have to assume that they began by giving better service, so why aren't they now? That's the $64,000 question. Also, that CL ad is spamming everyone all over the country.
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  8. That sounds really good. Don't try to be the discount vendor, set reasonable prices that will be profitable for you. (Those food trucks will charge sky high and will hate you if you undercut them too much). Congrats, that should be a nice account! As for the craigslist ad, I don't know anything about that reseller, maybe someone west coast will have some feedback for you.
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  9. I Think they mean they are trying to get equipment loaned from the bottler, not buying used equipment.... but that is good advise for anyone buying. And for loaned equipment, it's always good to keep your own records of what machines you receive and especially what machines you return. I have seen bottler records get messed up and they come to you trying to get you to reimburse for a missing machine that you turned in, but if you have good records they will be OK.
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  10. Check everything closely and do your due diligence when it comes to bottler equipment. Take the serial number and call the manufacturer to find who purchased the unit originally. With that you can call that bottler and determine if it's legitimate or if that unit is "missing" from their inventory.
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  11. RTFM I did that, I could not fine anywhere the replace of gate assy
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