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  1. vendtex

    NEWBIE HELP!!

    Sam's is a good start I think
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    DirtyHank's thread about everything

    where are you in TX?
  3. Our average is about $18 per location but the range is considerable, probably $1 to 100. Most have a double.
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    How honest are you about how much goes to charity?

    How much were you giving the barber shop? Also, you are assuming that it is the charity that brought your numbers down when the reality may simply be that another machine without charity would also have brought down your numbers. Why didn't you change the gumball wheel to a candy one so it isn't directly competing with another gum ball? $1/month is low if all the machines are making $45/month but we have several that make less than $5 and some that just make the $1. We could pull them out but at least the charity is getting paid if they stay. The charity gets paid even when the machine sits in the garage waiting for a location. I started this business to help my adult son who has a disability get a job. The fact is most locators won't locate without a charity and he isn't able to locate very well on his own. We've only been doing this about a year but we are losing money and likely will need 100 more locations to be breaking even. The three charities we have used got $2500 from us total last year. If you think that is a scam, whatever. It's not like just because you use a charity a business is gung ho about letting you in either. We have gone from about a 100 boxes down to about 12 over the year. Most kicked out, some ripped apart and cut open to get the money and some outright stolen. The expense of "using" the charity is not just $1/month is the point. There are those that scam people by lying about the charities as well and mislead businesses by maligning charity vendors. I often wonder how much these "scrupulous" vendors give to charity. I chose NCCS because I know and worked with one of the pediatric hematologists on their board when I lived in St. Louis many years ago. I hope and trust that they are using the money for good. But those kind of concerns are true of any charity.
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    Machine theft

    Good idea. I reported it but don't expect much. I found it interesting that the police form actually had a category for stolen machines like it is a frequent occurrence unfortunately.
  6. vendtex

    How honest are you about how much goes to charity?

    The NCCS picture doesn't depict that and we have it on the side of the machine. Candy for Cause has gotten their fair share by far.
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    How honest are you about how much goes to charity?

    I think that people overwhelmingly put a quarter in the machine to get the candy not to support the charity. Even on the charity honor boxes, it is almost never the case that the money put in is the amount expected and only on very rare occasions in our experience has the amount put in exceeded the amount expected. Therefore, many people have no qualms about helping themselves to free candy rather than trying to support a charity.
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    Machine theft

    So today on the rounds one of our machines had been stolen reportedly by someone who told the restaurant he was going to remove the machine about a month ago or so. Do you guys try to file police reports or just let it go?
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    Real time reviews of locators

    Overwhelmingly we had bad experiences with break rooms as well. In fact, most of them we have removed for that reason. Kick start got us some good ones, but I think the gave us one that they had given someone else 6 months or so earlier. Interestingly, however, that turned out to be good for us as we ended up buying that guys business and he had several locations that bring in about 40-50/month.
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    Snack box update

    I wouldn't go lower that 25 cents. Even at 25 there will be many with too much shrinkage or more accurately stealage, in my opinion.
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    Vendor Locators Report Card

    I think realistically you should expect that no matter how they are located there will be duds.....just gotta hope the good ones make up for it. I still can't decide if it makes money to use locators when all is considered but I don't really have another option.
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    If a location isn't doing $X I will pull it?

    we usually pull if they are consistently less than 3-4 per month. We've also lost about 4 due to businesses closing recently which is irritating because we haven't been able to get the machines back yet. That experience makes me wonder about this topic more because of the risk vs benefit ration
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    Area saturation

    and body
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    cardboard v. acrylic - PLEASE HELP qwik!

    I use the counter for my own records. They bank we use fortunately doesn't charge a fee. We had to switch from Wells Fargo though because they took out their machine a few months ago. The coin counter I use doesn't jam much. Got on eBay at recommendation of quickvend
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