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Bvending last won the day on November 3 2018

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  1. Machine configuration and scroll until you see 'no card' and press edit to get to 'mdb card'
  2. Have you been changing out the card swipe part or the inside telemeter? I had one doing something similar. I changed all harnesses and tried 3 telemeters and nothing changed. It ended up being something in the card swipe shorting everything out, so I changed it and all worked good
  3. Your drivers are the face of your business. They are the ones that talk to the customers everyday. If I were to pay 20k a year all I would get is a bunch of crack heads. And minimum wage here is also 7.25. if you treat your employees well, then they will return the favor. My driver's are constantly telling me if something isn't working right or if something can be changed to improve sales because they are paid commission. My lowest paid driver is making 35k and highest is over 50k now. I don't have to worry about baby sitting ( except maybe one, and he's the lowest route if that says anything). If I could clone my highest paid driver 6 times I would pay them all 50k a year
  4. It's either on the bottom or the side. It's not visible just looking straight at the board. Just run your finger along the edges and you should feel it
  5. We have never had any luck with your basic apartment complex but, as others have said, the low income housing can do pretty good. We have 6 I think, with the slowest doing $100 a week and the highest doing around $400 a week. All are snack and drink. Just listen to Allen's advice about the locks
  6. You need an updated eprom. Not sure what the minimum version for that machine is but that should take care of it
  7. The LCM is one of the cheapest to convert if the board supports MDB harness. All you need is the harness, validator and changer. It won't report cash sales. So no need to upgrade the board unless you really need cash sales
  8. You can either buy the mounting plate for a Royal from USAT (different from what comes in the box) or remount the knockout plate after putting the card reader on. In the second option, mount the card reader to the plate included in the box and put it in the opening and reinstall knockout plate running the wire out the top. Just don't tighten too much and pinch the wire
  9. I have a similar account that has two locations. They probably have around the same amount of students yours has. They are nursing, dental and cosmetology. We have 157's, a Coke, and a Pepsi in each with credit card readers. One is doing about $9,000 and the other a little over $10,000
  10. On an lcm original board all you will only get credit card sales. You will need an aftermarket board ( VE UCB or inone) to get cash and credit
  11. For 60 employees, the investment in a food machine is not worth it in my opinion. For the cost of the machine and the short shelf life of the food. The lowest employee count we have with food is about 125. As for the card readers they make a huge difference for us. We have multiple places that we pull less than $10 cash out for a week but has well over $100 on cards. Most places are doing direct deposit now and not many people are carrying cash anymore
  12. AMS machines are great in my opinion. Like tc vending said, stay away from sensit 1, but other than that they are great. All of my food machines are now AMS. If I were to streamline and only have one brand snack machine it would be AMS. I'm not a fan of usi myself. I do like some of their newer machines I have acquired but they cost too much and parts can only be bought from vendnet at a premium price. As for drink machines, royal, Dixie narco and vendo v21
  13. A few years ago we had a healthy company call on a location we'd had for about 12 years. They told him that he could replace us. The manager didn't have the balls to tell us but instead sent a warehouse guy to tell on the next service. I approached the manager (calmly) and asked if there was a problem with service or the the machine or any other complaints with us. He said ' no you guys are great, I just like their fancy machine with the screen and card reader'. I said that we could do everything he was selling with better service, better machine and actually have the products his employees want. He called the healthy guy to tell him to hold off a week on delivering the machine so he could make a decision. The guy never answered the phone or called this manager back. That was all the proof this location needed to not deal with these people.
  14. So when you get to OK 1.2.5.10.20 and press * it will only go between that and NOVALIDATOR? I was pretty sure the last 160's we got had 160.01 and mdb validator was still an option but now I'm second guessing myself. But we did have to upgrade it for card readers anyway
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