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  1. It was the board. Replaced it and all working again. Thanks guys for your help.
  2. Thanks for your input. I will try the fuse first.
  3. Yes. Except for card reader electronics appear to be out. Considered it might be fuse or is it board?
  4. It is the machine display that went blank. The card reader display is working.
  5. Royal 650 at location had broken antenna. Replaced it, then machine display said cash only. Tried to remove it and found board menu button would'nt do anything. Powered down and up and machine went back to normal. Lasted a day and then went back to cash only display. Powered it down again and when powered up display went off and machine shut down. Card reader powered but not cooling and display and machine off. Any help on what went wrong and how to fix, greatly appreciated.
  6. I have one that does that. Try just closing door, wait a few seconds and message should disappear and go to your selection message.
  7. By searching on Ebay I was able to locate three resellers in three different states from whom I bought snack and drink machines at reasonable prices, below the average advertised machines on Ebay. Some negotiation and buying in small lots saved alot. Yes getting locations first is good advice but you can't predict when you'll get a location and you don't want to get a location wanting 4 machines in 2 weeks and be scrambling to find those good machines at a fair price. I think buying when you have the opportunity to buy the machine you want at a good price and having them available whe
  8. Search term "commissions" in this forum and you should have most of your questions answered. Anyone getting into vending should read all of the posts here before you do anything and more than once.
  9. If you are charged $400 per machine and a location wants a drink and a snack, and he finds 3 of these locations your at $2400. If they charge 3 or 4 months gross and you average $100 per week per location, thats $3600 to $4800. How is that better than Kickstarts fee? I'm not promoting Kickstart, but I didn't think the locator's fees were that high and if so, yes, you are better off doing your own locating.
  10. Which one of those locators operate in Indiana and what is a typical fee?
  11. I think so and if not you got some money back. They didn't meet their goal but instead of cash back, I elected to take a certain number of additional calls. You want to be realistic about the category of businesses you will be prospecting and don't limit yourself to just healthy or just soda. We thought we would be doing healthy machines and by our first location had to provide drink and coffee and unhealthy snacks.
  12. I used them and my experience is a little different. I found Robert Patterson to be available when needed. The person who designed my logo and web site was very attentive and although the website is cookie cutter, I really liked the logo created. I use it in my promotions and vehicle door signs. Once a list of potential locations was generated, there was a delay in calls and calls are done once a week so that was frustrating. They did generate locations and the first one turned out to be good one that got our business started. I think we may have gotten 4 or 5 locations after that w
  13. Had account that wanted all healthy snacks and drinks. No soda, no pastries, no candy. Had both office and warehouse employees. They wanted new vendor because previous vendor didn't service and they had alot of stales. Since we are new to business, agreed to do it. Went to Sams, got all the healthy snacks, energy bars, peanuts and some chips. Flavored waters, juice , non-carbonated drinks and water. After 2 months, Yoohoo was the best selling drink. Our first service was 4 or 5 weeks into it because of slow sales, and after our 3rd service in about 6 months we gave up. The cost of
  14. Found out the city recying center is closing in 2 weeks. But checking with trash haulers on dumpsters for recycling, learned prices for that service are affordable. Getting competitive quotes. Saves the time involved in gathering and hauling to another location.
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