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  1. GumballDragon

    Jammed Coin Mech

    Ive had many jammed coin mech issues, and had no problem resolving the issue. Although, this time, i have a jammed coin mech within a triple; and I really do not want to go through the hassle of taking the coin mech out of a triple, just to get the problem resolved. Is there a way, to resolve this problem without taking this thing apart? Could i use tweezers? Any other method that works well??? Im so accustomed to dealing with singles, but this is inside a triple...please help. Thanks!
  2. Does anyone have a Beaver 25 cent coin mech for sale? I need to purchase one. Please ping me. Thanks
  3. GumballDragon

    Need Locks/Keys for LYPC, candymachine.com type Machines

    Hi, I'll keep that number handy for next time. I ended up buying a lock at Home depot, and took the lock apart, and it actually works on LYPC machines (for the top lid).
  4. GumballDragon

    Convert Quarters to Cash

    Got it. All this information was excellent, and appreciate all of your input. I'm making some good changes based on all this info. Thanks!
  5. GumballDragon

    Heads vs locations

    Exactly how I analyze my route. I keep a database (connected to a mobile app), detailed spreadsheet, and a mapping system; within all these applications, I count triples as 3 heads, doubles as 2 heads, quads as 4, etc. Location numbers are separate, and just as most people have mentioned, the number of heads mainly for tracking and logistical data. If 4 head locations are performing weaker than locations with single or double, then obviously I have to make some changes. The data allows the possibility of making adjustments in order to increase future earnings.
  6. GumballDragon

    What are you selling?

    to answer the original topic on this thread, my product line is: 1. 1 inch 27 mm GB 2. 1 inch 27 mm BB 3. PMM (dispensing approx 6 units per vend) 4. MM (dispensing approx 9-10 units per vend) 5. Skittles (dispensing approx 9-10 units per vend) 6. Mike & Ike (dispensing approx 12 units per vend) ***Im still shocked that a small 40 man bar is blowing through 50-60 USD per month in 'condom' sales. That is outrageous. What in the world is going on inside this small bar? Just mind blowing.
  7. GumballDragon

    Need this Vendesign Part ASAP

    Hi, thanks for responding. I just received one 2 days ago, and now im all set. If I happen to need parts for that machine, ill definitely ping you. Thanks!
  8. GumballDragon

    Ridiculous Competition

    Right, but this action was 'after' the owner of the location offers the 'abandoned' equipment to you. We were trying to figure out, 'though' its abandoned, and location owner offers it to you, is it 'legitimate' to take it? So, thats when I was thinking in these terms below: *I took a moment to review 'basic' law about abandoned property. It 'appears' the best way to handle it legally, is to initially report it, then make an 'effort' to track down the owner, and if the property is still 'abandoned' after those efforts have been made, then its officially 'your' property. That appears to be the 'general' way to handle such a situation* Most location owners do not want a 15 year old, abandoned gumball machine; most of them do not care about the 15.00 in quarters that might be sitting inside. I've never seen a location owner grapple over abandoned equipment like that....it would be absurd. In most cases, the location owner wants it off their property if its 'abandoned'...its collecting dust, and just taking up space in their eyes....they want to turn it over to someone who could potentially use it, or simply throw it in the garbage.
  9. GumballDragon

    Convert Quarters to Cash

    Just looking to gain better/more adequate methods as to what other people are doing with their coins. *What's the fastest way to convert coins to cash? are You carrying a 50 pound bag around at the bank? What is your method? *Coinstar is a rip off, and the worst way to convert quarters, so that's not an option. Is there something similar but less expensive? *I think most people here are using coin sorters; are you dropping all the coins into a bank bag and depositing? Is there a better way to make deposits? *If you need cash asap, do you roll the quarters and ask for cash? Do banks do that?
  10. GumballDragon

    Ridiculous Competition

    Gotcha, that's interesting perspective, and never actually thought about it in that way. I was thinking, if the machine was abandoned, and unserviced for years, it would be ok. On the other hand, you have a valid point. Definitely something to think about. *I took a moment to review 'basic' law about abandoned property. It 'appears' the best way to handle it legally, is to initially report it, then make an 'effort' to track down the owner, and if the property is still 'abandoned' after those efforts have been made, then its officially 'your' property. That appears to be the 'general' way to handle such a situation. If anyone else has more precise, practical, or other misc input, feel free
  11. GumballDragon

    Ridiculous Competition

    Hilarious that you mention that. Ive been given 2 machines already from store owners, based on people placing machines and it go unserviced for 12 months. I might have #3 soon, but this unserviced machine has a chain with lock on it. Hasn't been touched in over 1 year. Its going to be awkward going in there with a heavy duty cable cutter. *Im inside a restaurant, where there is a rack, along with my single GB. I serviced it last week, and noticed another single GB. I asked the manager why he would allow 2 GB machines, and he says 'i thought the other one was yours??', i was like 'f no, why would i do that?'...he says he has no idea who placed it. 2nd manager who told me this. So basically, i have some a-hole in my territory doing 'guerilla' vending; these morons are just running around placing machines, without approval. Anyone else experiencing this in their area?? Its so annoying
  12. GumballDragon

    Ridiculous Competition

    That's interesting. This is the first time I ever heard of them. I have no information on them, and quickly did a google search with limited info on the web about them.
  13. GumballDragon

    Where to purchase Plastic Stands for Cheap?

    Hey guys, thanks so much for taking the time to respond here. I ended up buying double brackets, and placed those cheap SSF heads next to my t.pico heads via double bracket. Basically turned 12 of my singles into doubles. SSF machines are definitely CRAP. I had to replace all their coin mechs; and all 12 of their chute doors broke off. lol...oh well...
  14. GumballDragon

    Need this Vendesign Part ASAP

    Its the part that holds/locks the top; its the big square, with 2 thin rods. Thats what i need. Anyone have it????
  15. GumballDragon

    Need this Vendesign Part ASAP

    I'm hoping to find someone on this forum who has spare parts for Vendesign machines, the 4 compartment machine, looks like Uturn. I have one machine, thats missing this part (photo attached)