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  1. 2 points
    I dropped the ball, and didn't get out my Happy Thanksgiving message this year. (And my happy Thursday for everyone outside of the US.)
  2. 2 points
    Does the customer know that means a higher price? My other job (concession for baseball fields) we order straight from coke and we order about a pallet and half worth of stuff and we still pay about $1.25 per bottle soda and $0.88 for water. For vending to be worth your time you're at minimum going to need to sell those for a good bit more like $2.00 imo. I have 16.9oz soda in my machines and is always on sale so I can offer it for a decent price from the machine. Just something to mention your account since you said you are small.
  3. 2 points
    You can always go to 16.9oz bottles. They are available everywhere.
  4. 2 points
    It all depends on what you pay for your product and are you paying a commission back to the account. No commission $1.00— commission $1.25. These are starting points that you may need to adjust to insure you are moving the product fast enough to deter stales
  5. 2 points
    Gesundheit I thought all anime was hentai... I must be watching the wrong stuff.
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    CS 1 is a "chute sensor error" There are vend (impact) sensors (2 redundant sensors) mounted to the chute that detect when a product is dropped on it. They are calibrated to a specific range. I generally find that someone takes a delivery chute out to work on something in the evap area and fail to reinstall the chute correctly. There are 2 "ears" on the back of the chute that insert into receiving slots in the rear wall of the machine. These slots are hidden by foam tape meant to keep noise down so they can be hard to find if not looking for them. Once those are in place and the front bolts tightened, the chute will be under tension and able to detect all drops. If the rear "ears" aren't in place, the chute sits up too high in the rear and either rattles setting off the sensor too early preventing a vend or detects too late allowing extra packages to vend. In cases where you're vending 4 deep, the rear package can get caught be the cradle and jam the column. Pull the delivery chute and verify correct installation. Be careful of the vend sensors plugged in near the door switch.
  7. 2 points
    You have can demand from beer too. All the draft beer that used to be served from kegs in bars is now being sold in cans. Basically every can plant out there is running full bore 24/7 right now.
  8. 2 points
    Yeah,just tell them you'd like to redeem your rewards for cash.
  9. 1 point
    The use of lead paint was banned in 1971 and I have never heard anyone convey that lead paint was ever used on vending machines even before that. Oak was always an industry leader and one of the best selling machines since 1948 so if there was ever a lead issue with the paint I am guessing I would have heard about it in the last 20 years. I don't think you have anything to worry about. If you are going to sand it and are still concerned then use a respirator and do it in an open, well ventilated area (like outside in the yard). Here is a link to a story on this website that gives a little history about Oak Manufacturing:
  10. 1 point
    Happy Golpher Day 2020 to all!
  11. 1 point
    Roger bought parts and used equipment from me. I got to know him through Cajuncandy. In fact, I saw him about 6 weeks before he passed which has been several years now. Super nice, polite, funny, and smart. Lung cancer took him quickly.
  12. 1 point
    Damn, didn’t know that. He was always one of my favorite posters here.
  13. 1 point
    FYI, rmorris (Roger) passed away a few years ago of cancer. He was one of a kind for sure.
  14. 1 point
    I am going to take a wild guess and say there might be some moisture in the lens and it can't read the bill because it gets fogged up. is the machine outside? Is it in a humid area?
  15. 1 point
    1) Stay away from imported machines like Seaga - far far away. 2) Combos don't make a lot of money in general. For a tattoo shop I would probably suggest a drink machine (Dixie Narco, Royal, or a newer Vendo) stocked with cans. Cans have a long shelf life (other than diet drinks) and you can get a good margin. 3) Snacks usually require that you have multiple machines so that you can maintain a good selection without excessive stales. Having to throw away product you have paid for cuts deep into the profits. 4) If you must pay a commission to a location, adjust your retail prices to cover the added cost. For a small location like a tattoo shop I would not offer more than 5% of sales (so 5 cents on a $1 can for example). Most small locations like that don't warrant servicing if you have to pay to be there. 5) Look for machines that are credit card capable, even if you are not ready to add cards right now. Makes it easier to upgrade or sell later. Good luck!
  16. 1 point
    You don't say where you are, but I am guessing outside the US since you are using liters. Something that size would probably need to be dispensed from a locker versus a normal vending machine. Those are not as common but can be found. If you are looking for a "bring your own bottle" type of machine, there are several companies in the US making water and water/ice combo machines, for example: http://www.watervending.com/
  17. 1 point
    It's wired backwards or it's a bad motor or for the wrong machine.
  18. 1 point
    I'm not sure about an inner child, but I have an inner idiot that shows up once in a while.
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  20. 1 point
    The one in my area has only been open for about a couple of months. Perhaps one day one will open in your area too.
  21. 1 point
    I get all my LSS from Vistar, sams only seems to have variety packs.
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    Well MOMA is a good idea, too bad the existing software is outdated and the app does'nt seem to be taken care of and updated. The GUI is messy, there are many operations that could easily be integrated in the app from the backend software which operators should be able too use, picklists/route planning are not supported, and worst of all - the slowness due too way too much data sent in one operation makes it non functional in the field. We have several hundred readers, and are a full service vending provider. Nothing would make me more happy than to get a fully functional app for the drivers, but as it stands right now Moma is not capable of this. I have forwarded this feedback to Nayax and my country representatives many times, and been a Nayax customer for several years and the app hasn't been severely updated in all those years. When will you put some cash in the app developeres budget so they can make it functional?
  24. 1 point
    I get mine from US Foods. They have a good selection
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  26. 1 point
    I sell them on some locations depending on the demographics of the location meaning that from my experience more women will buy pickles then men and I don’t sell the spicy ones . I charge $1.40 but $1.50 would be a good price to start at , it’s easier to go down a few cents if you have to then go up .
  27. 1 point
    Oh thats rich, i knew it mas own ignorance. Haha sorry guys, my brain is malfunctioned!
  28. 1 point
    If you’ve ever changed prices on the machine it’s the thing with the blue button you had to press to do so.
  29. 1 point
    The board is in the top of the door above the validator. Follow the mdb harness down to the validator. The nayax harness connects between board and validator.
  30. 1 point
    We have been selling small chips for $1.00 for last five years. Cans for $1.00.
  31. 1 point
    Then the non-fiction section would suddenly become teensy tiny and hard to find.
  32. 1 point
    I still don't understand how the canning industry can't make at least half of the cans they need from recycled aluminum. What's the point of recycling if it doesn't get re-used in the US? I also don't understand why there is so much Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite and no Coke Zero when Coke has said that Coke Zero is one of their top drinks now. I think Coke has their priorities screwed up.
  33. 1 point
    Currently have my small chips at either 80 or 85 cents depending on the location. I sell my cans from 85 cents to a dollar.
  34. 1 point
    Currently have my small chips at either 80 or 85 cents depending on the location. I sell my cans from 85 cents to a dollar.
  35. 1 point
    I'm definitely no expert on the matter considering I just sell the stuff... I don't make it... but this is my understanding: -Due to global lockdowns, the supply of aluminum cans went down as manufacturers and suppliers of aluminum cans shut down. -Also due to lockdowns, many restaurants temporarily shut down and many convenience stores closed off their fountain machines due to government guidelines. -Many employees were either furloughed or started working from home. The combination of the furloughs and the people working from home caused a significant increase in the demand for prepackaged beverages. Cans are generally cheaper to get, so the demand for them obviously went up the fastest. The fact that convenience stores and restaurants had closed off fountain machines and/or shut down completely meant that there was an added increase on prepackaged drinks as there was often no reason to even go out for lunch. And, the obvious shutdowns meant that any surplus of stocks quickly dwindled as the demand for prepackaged beverages suddenly and dramatically increased at the same time as the lockdowns. So there you have it... in my best knowledge, the problem IS and HAS been that the lockdowns basically caused demand for prepackaged beverages to skyrocket and cans are the cheapest. Since many people are still home and not working, prepackaged beverage demand is still high and demands for cans is still high too. And to top it off, I am sure that there are people that are afraid to go out anywhere to buy fountain drinks still.
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  38. 1 point
    I would say .90 or 1.00 depending on location and commission. Bottler operated machines have been at 1.00 for a long time except at wal-mart...
  39. 1 point
    I still have the SS size at 75, but not selling as much as a few years ago. Bringing in more LS snacks for 1.00 and getting a good response. Remember, this IS America, everything is bigger here - especially the food servings!!
  40. 1 point
    I only carry cheezits and pretzels in the SS size. Everything else is LSS. But I think 65-75 is good.
  41. 1 point
    I tried those for about a year after LSS went to about 42 cents and I didn't want to raise prices. So I tried the 1 ounce bags (at the time they were about a quarter, have they gone up?), at 65 cents, a nice margin but not much money, anyway, sales went way down for me. So, no, I don't think 75 cents is too much, I think that people really just want the larger bag. My experience.
  42. 1 point
    I think this was maybe like a 380.9x eprom. Again, fuzzy memory, but it was new enough to report stuff but not the latest eprom. I don't even remember why I updated it.
  43. 1 point
    Thanks. Obviously it's impossible to actually complete a transaction for 44 cents. And my reports are showing the alleged sales as being in cash as well, so I wouldn't think it would affect my weekly deposit reports. It's pretty weird though.
  44. 1 point
    $400 each would be a excellent deal. Nfl Blitz has been selling in the $600-1000 range and Area 51 if its in a dedicated cabinet with the sideart, its a $600-800 game as well.
  45. 1 point
    Check in the downloads section for a list of Ram Clear instructions. You need to reset the entire machine to clear the password.
  46. 1 point
    I believe that 16.9 is a grocery item only, that is intended to only be sold as a 6 pack. (And marked as such)
  47. 1 point
    24" T-8 if 5 wide, 18" T-8 if 4 wide, 15" T-8 if 3 wide. All use FS-2 starters that need to be replaced with the bulb.
  48. 1 point
    I agree with lacanteen. Most likely the door switch circuit is open which means your door lights and compressor stay on the when the door is open. Your switch (or more often the wiring to it) have a faulty connection. There should be a wire going to the "common" pin on the left side of the switch and the "NC" or "normally closed" pin on the right side. Should be the pin closest to you when looking at it. Make sure the connectors are correctly installed and snug.
  49. 1 point
    I have been learning so much lately about the history of bulk vending from my friend Frank Parisi. He knows ALL the history of bulk vending, the major players, the major companies, everything. He is an amazing young man, having been born into this business. His family was very prominent in this field for years and years. Anyway..........I wanted to share this with everyone about Oak Manufacturing Company. Obviously, I did not know alot of this. Oak truly has been the the leader in the bulk industry in so many ways. Enjoy the reading folks: In 1948, Leon "Hi-Ho" Silver and other members of the vending machine business on the West Coast felt the acute need of a machine which could serve many operators for many purposes. Leon's friend and neighbor Harold Probasco was just finishing up his patent on a precision built, die-cast aluminum machine with interchangeable parts. Such a machine became a dream and ultimately a realization of the officers of the Oak Manufacturing Company, Inc. Late in 1948, the Oak Manufacturing Company, Inc. was formed by Harold T. Probasco, who was then Vice-President and Production Manager, Sam Weitzman who was President, Sid H. Bloom who was Chairman and Secretary-Treasurer of this organization and a small percentage for the introduction went to Leon "Hi-Ho" Silver who helped with sales. Sid Bloom and Sam Weitzman owned the Operators Vending Machine Supply Company which was then a manufacturer of jaw breakers, candy coated peanuts commonly called Boston Baked Beans, gumball's and other products to be sold in bulk vending machines. Besides manufacturing, Operators Vending Machine Supply Company was the largest distributor of vending machines, charms and supplies on the West Coast. Oak started out with rather limited ambition of supplying operators of the Western States with a multi-purpose vendor through their local sales office, the Operators Vending Machine Supply Company in Los Angeles, California. A small plant of approximately 1,000 square feet was put into operation. A great portion of the work was done by hand; parts were cast and painted on the outside. Attending the N.A.M.A. show in 1949, the Acorn bulk vendor was greeted with a flood of orders from the East as well as the West. The directors of Oak were forced to expand their production facilities and a new plant of approximately 6,000 square feet in size was designed and built. Five years since its inception, the Oak manufacturing Company occupied a factory of approximately 20,000 square feet with an additional 15,000 square feet of warehousing space. Housed then in the Culver City, California plant, it became the only factory of its kind in the world. Devoted, as it was, exclusively to the manufacture of a precision-made, die-cast aluminum vending machine. Oak became the largest bulk vending machine manufacturer in the world. Full time engineers, drafting department, die-casting department, punch presses, painting department, deburring department, polishing department, all keyed to producing a machine and its parts in quantities sufficient to meet the "machine a minute" pace set by the order department. Backed by the dream of the Oak Manufacturing Company, was the skill of engineer-craftsman Harold T. Probasco, who as an officer-stockholder as well as Production Manager has applied engineering "Know-How" to the manufacture of vending machines. Oak's President and Secretary-Treasurer were dynamos at the head of Operators Vending Machine Supply Company, leaders in the vending machine business and the largest West Coast supplier to the vending machine business for over 25 years before Oak started. They knew the demands of a machine in the field and operators were able to take credit for the supremacy of Oak machines and then the future "coming of age" of a full-sized bulk vending industry. Growth of the Oak manufacturing Company was and is an inspiring story of American ingenuity and foresight. With superior products, fair-minded sales policies, sound pricing, rapid service, Oak's Acorn bulk vendor then years later their line of Vista machines could be found in every country in the World. Sam Weitzman's two sons Norman and Barry joined the Oak manufacturing company in the 1950's. Norman was said to be the most brilliant engineer the bulk vending industry has ever seen. In the 1970's, Sam's youngest son Lane entered the business. Sid Bloom, Sam and Norman Weitzman together built the largest bulk vending machine empire in the World. Operators Vending Machine Supply Company supplied every operator on the west coast with quality vending products, Oak Manufacturing Company became the largest bulk vending machine manufacturer with distributors all around the World. There wasn't a country in the World that you couldn't find Oak bulk vending machines. They formed another division which became the largest operators of bulk vending machines in chain stores in the west coast with plans to go national. They also were the first in vacuum-metalizing which was a chroming process on metal and plastic parts. This division produced toys for the famous Mattel Toy company. Lane Weitzman years later came up with the idea of antique die cast gumball machines for home use. For many years Oak was the largest producer of antique home machines. Carousel industries (today owned by Ford Gum) was a distributor of these machines and knocked them off in China with a cheap plastic version years later. This plastic version is the popular one you see today in stores. Some fun facts... From 1949 to the mid - 1960's the Folz Vending Company purchased Oak Acorn machines and used them to help the company grow nationally. Folz Vending purchased over 50,000 Oak Acorns. In the mid- 1970's, Folz Vending purchased Oak's route of over 20,000 bulk vending machines in chain stores on the west coast. This helped Folz become a truly national operating company and the Largest operator on the West Coast. In the early 1970's, Leo Leary, then President of the Ford Gum and Machine Company and father in law of present day President and owner George Stege decided that it was time to discontinue the famous round globe, chrome body one cent Ford gumball machine and decided that the Ford Gum and Machine network of distributors where to operate only Oak Vista machines. Ford Gum and Machine Company purchased over 500,000 Vista machines for their charity routes. In the late 1970's- early 1980's, Ford Gum and Machine Company purchased the Operators Vending Machine Supply Company and changed its name to Astro Operators which is still in business today. One of the most famous facts, today's Beaver RB is the Oak Acorn. Many may not know, the Beaver Vending Machine Company was originally founded by Kenneth McPhail of today's Actionmatic Company in Canada. Kenneth McPhail was the owner of McPhail Vending Service which was the largest route operator in Canada. One of Kenneth McPhail's route drivers, Joeseph Schwarzli was asked by Mr. McPhail if they could manufacture the Acorn bulk vending machine that they presently operate and distribute. Mr. McPhail went on to found the Beaver Casting and Vending Supply Company. Their first product was an exact copy of the Acorn machine. in October of 1962, Oak charged in court Beaver with Patent Infringement which Oak won the case. Beaver had to stop producing the Acorn style machine which is known today as the Beaver RB. Problem's occurred and Beaver was sold to Vendors Manufacturer's in Tennessee. Joseph Schwarzli moved to Tennessee for two years before purchasing the Beaver Company. Today, Joseph and Bernie own and operate the Beaver Machine Company which still manufacture's the Beaver RB with much success. Beaver is now known around the world but many people do not know that this machine is actually the Oak Acorn. Did you know that the Eagle Vending Machine Company and A&A Global Industries PO 89 and PM Supreme are copies of the original Oak Vista line of machines designed by Norman Weitzman. In 1985, Jim Hinton purchased the Oak Manufacturing Company. Jim started in the 1960's doing everything from working on the routes, to working in Operators Vending Machine Supply Company and now present day owner of the Oak Manufacturing Company. Oak is the Original. Oak was always the leader in bulk vending. Oak always had a wonderful name for quality and service. Oak has helped grow operators all over the world. In the 1990's, that's when Northwestern, Beaver and A&A started really coming on the scene and starting to make head way in the bulk vending industry. Its time for us to all come back to the original, the company that helped grow this industry. Give Oak a try. Oak machines were always the finest and will be the finest again for the future. "From Little Acorns - Mighty Incomes Grow!" Oak Manufacturing Company, Inc. 2120 East 25th Street Vernon, California 90058 1-800-247-4932 www.oakmfg.com
  50. 1 point
    Nothing like getting 30 miles away and realizing you left you cheater in the last machine.

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