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    USAT... Wow...

    Does it say anything about termination of the agreement?
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    Newbie Expiration Questions

    I'm kind of surprised you order Vistar, I usually don't hear about vendors ordering Vistar until they have gotten pretty big in size.
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    Wittern 3575

    They look solid but I am surprised you and AZ are unsure, they must be quite unique...
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    Trouble finding 16 oz cans

    My guess is everyone on here is gunna say "what kind of account requires 16oz cans only - drop them if they can't make more reasonable accommodations"... just my guess though
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    USAT... Wow...

    I honestly want to know if they are breaking any terms/laws. But who knows, maybe I signed my life away in the contract!
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    USAT... Wow...

    I'd love to see it!
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    USAT... Wow...

    It's taken 6 weeks so far to have them transfer over some readers... I cannot seem to find my account creation documents that I signed when creating an account with them... I'd like to see what it says... does anyone know what terms exactly you are agreeing to when signing up with USAT?
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    Healthy vs junk projections

    I wonder if there are even any active members on this forum that have actually bought into one of these? I think any vendor worth his salt on this forum says the essentially the same thing AZVendor said. 1) To small vendors that I know, healthy vending and offering healthy items = a payment to vending gods of expired products as an offering to keep the accounts and account managers happy. 2) Again, with small vendors, it seems that when someone makes a healthy product request we simply fulfill that request KNOWING we're throwing that money down the drain. We don;t expect for more than 20% of the case to sell 3) MAYBE THE MOST IMPORTANT - These terrible "healthy machine deals" literally are charging people THOUSANDS of dollars for one machine - and they make you buy multiple!!! I've often seen numbers like 6 machines/$30,000.... ..... If you are patient, at least here in Phoenix, you can find excellent machines for $500 or less. I see deals pop up ALL the time. Lastly: Good luck trying to find another sucker to pawn off your bad investment when you go to sell.
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    Question about Bill Acceptors and Coin Mechs...

    I appreciate your comment but in my defense this is pretty much the first time I've made an effort to understand this particular topic. I definitely already do rely on a repair guy but I would like to understand this stuff too. I may have miscommunicated a little. The metal accetptor (the VFM) already had a harness connected into it so I plugged it and its harness into the machine, Where it clearly had power and was trying to work. I wasn't able to attach thr harness from thr VFM into the VN2500... So power from the machine to the bill acceptor plug was confirmed, but I was unable to isolate if the problem with the VN2500 was the harness or VN2500 itself. Either way it sounds like carrying around a larger inventory of parts might be helpful in the future!
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    Question about Bill Acceptors and Coin Mechs...

    A good reason for as a rule of thumb 1) always buy MDB machines... Granted there are always exceptions, especially when an insane CL deal comes around!
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    Question about Bill Acceptors and Coin Mechs...

    Ah, so there are many different ends because there are many different makes/models of machines basically? Unless of course you're talking MDB, which is kind of a god-send from a "universal" point of view?
  12. Hi all! This is kind of a two part question... first part is something I've been wondering about for a long while, second is an issue I'm having! 1) I have like 6 bill acceptors in storage that all have all have different cords (i.e. some have several wires where some just have a few, some have wires going into __x__ position in the clip and others go into __X__ position on the clip... It just seems like there are a BUNCH of varieties of cords for these acceptors... can anyone make sense of them for me? Also, I would say the same thing for the oppositie end of the cords, the cords that actually plug into the acceptor... Some plug into the side-computer(?)-thing and some go right into the acceptor itself. I feel like a COMPLETE rookie with these things, the only thing I feel comfortable with is perfect fits, which seem hard to come by unless you're talking MDB cords! 2) I have a MARS Series 2000 on a an old DNCB single-price that today when I arrived on account seemed to be working fine. There were a few bills in the acceptor and the lights in front and the rear-led-light indiciated it was working fine. An employee came in and told me the acceptor wasn't taking his money... so lo-and-behold I tested it and it made noises but didn't take the bill. I then checked the rear-LED and it indicated a bill-jam. There was no bill-jam so I unplugged the machine, and then too out the mech and cleaned the sensors with water/rag. I turned the machine back on and the bill acceptor pretty much completely stopped working. There was no rear-LED light but 2 of the 4 red lights in the big diamond-shaped sensor on the bottom on the ramp would blink once every few seconds or so... And then the stacker moved and got stuck in the forward position, enough so that I couldn't put the casette back on... Never seen an issue like this. I tried another bill acceptor (one of the really old metal Mars acceptors), it was the only one I had with matching cords (thus my Question #1). The acceptor itself is kind of messed up so it doesn;t suck up bills but it did try, indiciating to me that the machine was able to get power to the test-acceptor... Any ideas on a fix? I'm wondering if 1) I could replace just the cord for the MArs2000 OR 2) Do I just need to replace the entire acceptor/have it serviced?
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    440 won't take money?

    That probably makes sense that the rotor would be bent with consistent jams like I'm having, huh? So if I unjam it and leave the selection empty, will that help my problem? Or is it too late because I already messed things up? Taking off the motor seems to come uo every now and then but I've never done it because I dont want to destroy something... Is it doffixult to do or am I over-worried?
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    440 won't take money?

    I am a doofus I completely forgot about that little tidbit in a single price! Wheb I made this post I KNEW inwas forgetting something! I kept unjamming that column but it kept getting jammed so I just said to heck with it. Bent rotor, will that require a replacement part? I'm heading over there right now to see what I can do but I'm wondering if I should just call in the repair guy? Not sure I've ever unjammed a machind like a 440 except for basically forcing the jammed can through the slot and cleaning up the mess afterwards... Any advice on how to do it properly?
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    440 won't take money?

    Having a little problem with a 440. After I serviced it it won't take money. It has chAnge in the mech and the bill acceptor is a mars 2000, it just flashes twice for being disabled. Ive tried unplugging the machine but it doesn't work. There is and always has been a product jam in one of the rows, could that be the problem? Not sure what the priblem could be?