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  1. allgum4me

    Gumball at sams club

    Will try to be back in the game as time permits and some "bulk experience" insight as well as some gaffs/goofs
  2. allgum4me

    Gumball at sams club

    I can see your angle, I'm just saying from my 19 yrs worth of perspective that making the switch for me was profitable. More locations don't mean more sales per se....investment of more equipment and product , yes. But cost of goods sold being equally close (850 & 1080) aside, I simply saying that ROI is simply greater on a case of 1080 than 850 & I agree that 1080 (with its limited offerings) can be a bomb at some locales, but thats all part of the curve.....Again my postings are not the gospel, just personal perspective. Honestly, Just too busy most of the time....I've been an amateur radio operator for over 30 years and I find myself just as I do here at times, just reading the mail, that being said I work a full time job and the majority of my "spare" time I service , assemble, sandblast, powder coat , paint, machine and weld/ fabricate in house, so you can see where the time goes....oh and school, scouts, church , family functions, you can see where the time goes!
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    Gumball at sams club

    I think the point in switching to 1080 ct is the return in sales...850 ct =$212.50, 1080 ct = $ 270.00, a difference of $ 57.50 in profit per case, for me @ 300 cases a year its a decent return of an extra $17,250.00 .....I'm now running 1430 test mode, that's a nice $ 145.00 per case, this, however is still in "to be determined" mode. Just my "quarters worth" opinion
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    Got a thief in north central alabama

    pull all machines from entrances/exit to extent possible, preferably near employees. advise biz owners that you are only service people. do a police report, you will be surprised . I make a report for the loss (taxes) and ive had two sets returned/found...broken globes but I got them. also if you make a report, it tends to stop a trend, hopefully. frequent service cycles keep you in biz owners mind....especially if you give them freebies! good luck!
  5. allgum4me

    locating flyer

    If you are licensed and have liability insurance....throw that in as well, good selling points!
  6. allgum4me

    How high should i fill my candy machines?

    ....the caveat that comes to mind with low levels of product is it says to potential thieves " with product levels that low, it must have a lot of quarters inside!" after 17 years and 1050 machines, I have lost to theft (3) two head placements = 6 head total / 3 stands....in comparison I have lost (6) machines, a 4-way and a two way to fires? ...story gets better, one two way set was recovered because a lady said she found a machine like my wife was servicing in her yard and turned it into local Sheriffs dept, replaced two plastic globes and a door and back in business.......the other set, We suspected an owner had taken a two way set, because of the circumstances at the time, 9 years later, that business owner went bankrupt, and a close friend bought the homesite with a lake on it and after cleaning out the lake , viola, 2 way recovered! mine! ..........what made this (I think) possible? I take pictures when I make the placement of all my machines, with the key in it and code visible, I further put my business label on the underside of the product chute, also with the pictures, I invite the owner to stand by it and finally I take a picture of the outside of the facility/business.,..but there is more, I go to the county website in which it is located, type in the address and find who owns the property...businesses have closed, I've had equipment (racks mostly) inside, I contact the owner of the property and never had an issue; always got my equipment back. Some other anti theft ideas, I never put a set up by an exit door, as close as I can to an employees eyeshot of it, I also use 1/4-20 eyebolts, on the bottom up thru the 2 way and put a nylon lock nut on the machine base side if I feel a great chance of theft and secure it to competitors (no problems so far) or to another anchor( I tell them its to prevent a tip over) again I've been met with no resistance, subject to change I know, but it works for me. In summary, keep machines full, clean and maintained, it discourages theft and vandalism, makes you money and hopefully the location owner . Sorry for all the ramblings, hope this helps.
  7. allgum4me

    Toy N Joy Machines

    Yikes!!! I know that's for new, but geeeeeeez!......maybe somebody will have some in their "this n' that" assortment
  8. allgum4me

    Toy N Joy Machines

    Might want to try Crow River Trading....seems to have an assortment of locks, including cam...they have even found some obsolete items for me.
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    Wonka Machines

    Machines are property of Ivending...thay are not sold, leased, 3 partied, etc.....they are serviced by service reps under independent contractor status "1099" ers who receive a % of gross sales after sales tax....POC is Howard Rubin @ivending........super nice guy and businessman
  10. ive had 4biz to close on me.......i had pictures of all my equipment, called owner/landlord, explained situation, show pictures and key and opened them and hauled them home............. i have pictures of all my equipment @ location full detailed description of equipment person who authorized placement and THEIR PHONE/CELL # 99% of fly by nights dont own the bldg they occupy...found landlord and got my stuff back tip for recovering stolen items....always do a police report and ask to see any machines turned in as "found property"....since ivedone this......ive recovered 100% (most machines only had broken globes) FOOD FOR THOUGHT
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    Oil for coin mech

    FOR ME,ONCE A YEAR SEEMS TO DO THE TRICK, I ACQUIRED A ROUTE WHERE THE GENTLEMAN HAD USED AUTOMOTIVE GREASE "BLACK" THAT IS AND IT WAS A HELLUVA MESS TO CLEAN.....THE 3M GEL IS ALMOST CLEAR AND THE BIGGIE FOR ME IS THAT IS FOOD GRADE SAFE AND IVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH ANYTHING 3M IVE EVER USED......OAK, NW AND A&A SEEM TO USE A YELLOWISH GREASE THAT SEEMS TO BE OF A LITHIUM TYPE THAT SEEMS TO CAKE THE LONGER IT IS USED, TO EACH HIS OWN..I CARRY A DOZEN OR SO SPARE MECHS AND CHANGE THEM AS I DO THE ROUTE, THEN TAKE THEM HOME AND OVER THE WEEKENDS, I JUST ADD A DABB TO EACH AND OUT THEY GO, HOPE THIS HELPS. "IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DONE, YOU ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS GOT"
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    Oil for coin mech

    after 10 yrs and 800 mechs, 3m silicone gel or paste hasnt let me down yet.......i pick it up at the local auto parts store (o'reillys).........wd 40 & and other oils dont have any cling to them like the gel..the 3m can has a brush in the cap, its handy and fast.hope this helps
  13. allgum4me

    Evaluate bulk vending route opportunity

    avoid like the plague..........run from this quickly........ripoff alert on this one
  14. allgum4me

    Mystery

    milked your mech, ie.....adhesive on quarter or bent quarter, bent just enough to hang in coin carrier and easy enough to remove when their done, my experience tells me its usually an employee who hits it up as soon as your gone..........ive caught them at it when i drop in unexpectedly and they dont know who i am (busted)
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    GREASE ?

    "3m" silicone paste w/brush in the can is also suitable, ive found it to be the best in terms of its longevity and lubrication properties..............3m brand is in most auto parts stores and best of all it has the brush built into lid...hope this helps, will :cool:
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