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    AMS-39 VCF

    In my opinion AMS makes great machines. We bought 10 new snack machines about 6 years ago with almost no service calls other than a couple of changers. A couple of used combos that have performed well. Bought two new food machines in the past 6 months and have been pleased so far. These were our first AMS food machines and are buying two more this month
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    Vendo Vue 40 calibration error

    That is Vendos newest glassfront. Pepsi sent us one instead of a bevmax. In the first 2 months there were 6 service calls on it. So basically another piece of junk
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    Credit card reader compatible

    What orsd said. And with regards to the 159, if it's not already mdb, it should only need an mdb board harness and maybe eprom. Then mdb mech and validator
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    Vistar Distribution

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    Vistar Distribution

    We use vistar for a small portion of our products. Vendors Supply gets the majority of our business. Vendors Supply pricing is better than Vistar. If I remember correctly they deliver in the southeast and east coast
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    How Much Should I Pay For a Large Vending Route?

    As others have stated, quality equipment, sales records, contracts, etc all add value to your business. The routes we bought had alot of good locations but poor equipment. We offered low because we knew there would be equipment upgrades needed. One company approached us about buying him out almost 2 years before we bought him. He was asking way too much for what he had (90k yearly gross asking price was 100k with average to poor equipment). He bugged us for almost 2 years and finally told him 30k take it or leave it. With some upgrades ( machines and cashless ) and good service those same stops are right around 180k. My point is that if you want to sell one day, you need to keep up with the times. Upgrade equipment and keep current with technology and pricing
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    How Much Should I Pay For a Large Vending Route?

    We've bought 4 "routes" over the past 3 years. We've paid between 30-50% of yearly gross. The one exception was a location we bought that had brand new equipment in place for only 2 weeks ( the guy had an accident and could no longer service) so we paid the amount of the new equipment. He said it would do $500 a week and we've been pulling $700+. As far as keeping the original person on the contract, something seems off to me. I personally wouldnt do a deal like that
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    Teachers lounges?

    We recently got 4 teacher's lounges from a buyout. I wasn't excited about these at all but surprisingly they all do $60-80 a week. All are middle and elementary schools. The last 3 or 4 middle and elementary lounges we had about 6 years ago averaged about $15 a week
  9. I only have bev max 4s out so this might be different for the 5591 but we got one in that had space to sales set up and if we changed a price it would do something similar. We changed sts to where no selections are linked and were able to set all prices correct. Might be the place to check
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    Coke prices have gone up

    We get a price increase from Coke and Pepsi every year. Coke was very kind to us on our increase this year though
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    National 145 - scrap or upgrade?

    If you want to do cards the 157 is the cheapest way to go. Per lacanteen instructions, its easy to convert the trays. With the right eprom and maybe mdb harness from the board that's all you will need for readers that will report cash sales
  12. We have had 2 of the AMS chilled and one USI for a few years each. No problems out of any of them to this point but I would recommend the AMS for the best bang for your buck. Only reason we have the USI is from a buyout. I have been impressed with AMS machines as a whole
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    Crate mover from northern tool

    This is what we use. Look on d&s website
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    Filling snack machines before transport

    We fill ours at the warehouse and put chocolate in a cooler and fill chocolate at location. Everything except chocolate is set and tested at warehouse
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    Picking up hotel wants 3 snack machines

    Years ago we had a 10 story hotel. 5 snack and 8 drink machines as required by the hotel. It was a route drivers nightmare by the end. Six of the drink machines were averaging about 6 bottles a week. The only good ones were the basement for employees and the first floor by the workout center. They wouldn't let us take any out so we sold it