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  1. Hmm... Well not sure if the ones i'm looking at now are the exact same as the one i own, but if they are, everything in the machine definitely seems to be heavy duty metal as far as I can tell. If I decide to mix product together, what kind of display would I put up to show whats in the machine? Right now I have simple sticky hand display because thats all that is in my machine but how would you show multiple products? Thanks for the pricing advice too, My margins were pretty thin at .225 profit out of .50 revenue after my charity contribution. I think I'll keep my current machine as is but make sure my new ones are .75. It was pretty frustrating the last time i ordered bulk sticky hand capsules because the shipping cost was the same regardless of the quantity. (I figured out they got the total price to EXACTLY equal .25 per capsule toy.) So the new margins should help with that.
  2. Wouldn't there be a significant decrease in the number of people who purchase if its .75? And what's cheap about it?
  3. Hey guys, so i currently have 1 machine that has been making pretty decent revenue, so I have decided to pull out some money from my stock broker account and purchase 3 more machines. I know the type of machine I like (2" capsule 30" Single Machine at .50 cents) and I'm wondering if this is a good deal and a good type of machine to buy. For some reason I can't figure out what brand it is, unless the brand is "SuperPro", but the machine I have now is very similar and I've had 0 problems with it. (well, other than quarters being stuck in the bottom part of the machine next to the coin tray) Here is the link: https://www.candymachines.com/Single-Stand-SuperPro-Toy-Vendor-Machine-P1610.aspx?ItemId=2531335&Options=10594,1764,7848,7853 Also, any other tips or advice you experienced vets can offer is much appreciated 😉
  4. bbar97

    Possible Siphoning Theft?

    I tested by just putting in quarters and turning it, and If I remember correctly It's this one. Not sure what brand it is. https://www.gumballs.com/toy-vending-machine-with-stand-25.html
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    Possible Siphoning Theft?

    Thanks everyone, I'll count next time so I'll know for sure. Also they really must be jealous of how much I was making because they have now put two gumball machines right next to my capsule machine, a single and a triple . There goes half of my revenue even if there is no theft.
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    Possible Siphoning Theft?

    Well, I forgot to mention that the reason I thought it might be theft was because of the inventory level. It seemed to go down from about half full to about a layer or two away from being empty, and I've had seemingly smaller decreases in inventory with twice the income. If I just estimated the amount of money I should have gotten for the inventory decrease incorrectly then the decrease in income could have been because of the small gumball machine that was just placed next to my machine. (I guess they saw how much money I was making and wanted to get in on the action) It could be a mechanical error though. How likely is it that a machine would work sometimes and allow free turns other times? Because I tested it out while I was there to make sure it was functioning properly and it was. Thanks!
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    Possible Siphoning Theft?

    Hey guys, I just joined this forum so its nice to meet you all. So I'm a college student and I currently own one toy vending machine that does 2" capsules for .50. I had it in my apartment for about a year because I just couldn't build up the courage to go locate it until a couple months ago. So now its in a mexican resturant and has been doing what I think is pretty decent. I check it every 2 weeks and it averages about $14 every two weeks but one time I got $30 so it varies a good bit. Last week I didn't have a chance to check it so I checked it today (3 weeks since last check) and it had a lot less quarters than I expected. How likely is it that someone in the restaurant (either owner, manager, or employee) has purchased a key and is stealing from it? Aren't the keys and locks for the machines very generic? I'm new to this so sorry if these are stupid questions. Also how much income is average for a .50 capsule machine per month? Thanks guys!