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  1. Do you think Sam's will bring back candies, gum they dropped? We could start emailing asking to bring them back. They are in furious competition with Amazon, & others.
  2. If Sam's was selling enough candy you would think they would bring it back. Could be their suppliers are short staff due to covid.
  3. I have taken unwanted machine's, the type we didn't use on route, to recycler yard & sold for scrap price to gain room & got lunch money or more, better than nothing. Too bad when other vendors need them but the freight or driving seems to stop traveling to buy them. Back in the 90's finding used Oak Vista panel machines or Northwestern 80 2"in. capsule machine's the type that we use on our route was tough, so we would drive up to 400 miles one way for them, no one seems to want to do that these days. We might want to be careful how much we scrap, I heard last week a new Northwester
  4. If you scrap machines you might want to keep parts like coin mech's, locks, merchandise wheels as they don't take up much space in box somewhere. Good luck!
  5. I have also stopped servicing the route, had one location call to pickup candy gum machines, it was a kidney clinic that had patients who's health was in jeapordy & didn't want our machines anymore. Iam thinking the majority will keep us in their locations. Definetly will be wear gloves & cleaning when servicing. Does anyone think their will be a flood of used machines for sale out their after this? I noticed the used machine market was getting grabbed up (the good machines Oak, Northwestern,Beaver) before the virus.
  6. Hopefully this runs its coarse & in May locations open back up, sports like racing etc. are rescheduling for May event's, let's keep are fingers crossed. It seemed like the public had become more interested in our products, more than ever before, we offer a very affordable product. What else can you buy for a quarter these day's?
  7. Anyone going to the NBVA show in New Orleans, this coming March 9 ?
  8. Anyone have any luck buying new super 60's or 80's from Northwestern's new owner's? If so what were the price on these machines? Thanks
  9. Same hopper wheels & brush offs are different.
  10. I bought a couple of these Lock's & found them difficult to install on lid & never used them. Hope it work's for you.
  11. I have done work for & had offers to service large company routes with my own equipment & it never worked out, they basically want us to work for 5-10 % profit & they keep the remaining profit. Which equals low pay.
  12. I have had a unusual slow spring Mar. April, May, maybe it is the 2" is not moving like it did in the past.
  13. Didn't take any photos, back before smart phone's. Gabriel was from New Jersey & had machines all over the country. When Oak & Northwestern's patent expired different companies copied their machine's ( Gabriel, A&A, Eagle) exactly to the size & design saving them big $ on engineering & design.
  14. A couple of examples from my above question are, I had a office averaging $80-85 a MO. with chicle gum empty every time & Mmp OK & skittles slow for 4 yrs, I changed it to 1 mmp & 2 chicle gum to get a longer service cycle, they then bought only from one chicle head & now location is down to $10 MO. Total? I went back to chicle, skittles, mmp & it's still doing $10-12 MO. way down from $80-85 a MO. Another one is a factory with 2 shift's of 30-40 employees that was emptying mmp out fast, so I put in 2 mmp & it slowed down both heads?
  15. Anyone know the psychology behind when a good product empties out fast in a single head and then you go to same product in two heads and it slows down? I have had this happen several times in triples. Mainly in work locations with the same customers.
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