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  1. Have checked almost all locations at this point in last couple weeks. Have been able to access most of the equipment. A couple restaurants have closed access off to my equipment and a kids gym placed my equipment and theirs in the closet. Everyone has been receptive to servicing--most are mom and pop commission restaurants which I believe has helped. Laundromats and auto places are not overly worried about the virus (in my vending perception). Normally would have serviced three times by now, overall a rough guess would be sales are down 50% from pre-C. Just glad to see places still open and machines still there at this point. And glad I have other revenue sources. Have no idea when to service again with sales as they currently are. Been stuck in Phase 2 for at least three extensions since April or May and still there. No one is posting local routes for sale I have noticed.
  2. I have serviced a couple laundromats this week and last. Did machine wipe downs prior to even opening. Some were empty and some were only half which was less than expected. The gum/hard candy products sold better than the toys which was a bit surprising. Restaurants can open for 50% capacity tomorrow. Not sure if vendors count in that number or not. May attempt to check some next week that were due to be checked when things locked down. Possibly be better to wait another week to allow people to settle into the newest rules routine. Hard to know what others perceptions are of bulk vending.
  3. Tks for the detailed helpful info.
  4. Lots of chipping with product so did not try again. Is this an issue you have?
  5. I only need to order 12 boxes of gumballs at a time. Shipping was highest ever with my last order. Sams Dubble Bubble from past use has not been satisfactory, (maybe they have improved in quality?). Are there any ways to help with the cost of shipping while buying gumballs other than Sams? I have been told having a commercial address is, but that is not an option. Upon inquiring, have not gotten an answer if I having sent to a drop off location for Fedex or UPS would be considered commercial or not. All feedback appreciated. Tks
  6. Thanks guys. I have ordered gumballs via mail from places besides Sams and yes the boxes come looking like they have been through a war zone at times and other times not. That is what was worrying me about trying an order on candy. I guess it is a gamble regardless of the weather then
  7. If anyone is ordering candy online from Sam's club: How is the product when it arrives via mail? Good condition or chipped? I am not seeing any "pick up in club" option listed with the item I looked at which is available only online now (nor any other items I looked at for that matter). Per Sams site "pick up in club" is supposed to be listed with items that can be ordered online and picked up at a club (if there are any). Tks
  8. What a comforting thought, a professional thief with a lock pick... Thanks for the insight guys
  9. I had an A&A sticker machine lock opened by some loser last night. This was the standard lock from A&A so I assume they had a key. No signs of forced entry. The lock was also not in alignment so my key would not fit. I assume they filed down the raised portion on the key to misalign the lock as I have done with my camlocks on my rack. Or is there another way to do this? I have never had this issue and I have been vending tats for least 5 yrs. Left the machine face sitting on the floor with the tats and just took money. Did not mess with my rack with the camlock locks. What company would be the best to order the sticker lock from? Camlock assuming they have the sticker machine type lock or another company? Thanks
  10. Ok, tks In summer how do you deal with heat when transporting heat sensitive products? I get not putting heat sensitive products in locations without a/c. But if you are on road for hours and need to stop for greater than a short time, how do you deal with that? Unless you leave vehicle running or have a climate controlled box truck/large cooler, etc. I have some mint boxes and ck on way to work and just carry any extras left in previous boxes into work. Tks
  11. Gator Vending, Enjoy following your updates Do you find theft higher in certain types of locations vs others? What are your better selling items overall? In placing a new location, how long do you wait to check it? GingerVend
  12. So what are you saying here honorboxcoach? What is your charity program/box and why is it better? Please explain GingerVend
  13. Have a location with a sticker machine that has been there prob 2 yrs. Got a call that one side was not working. I just serviced last week. The whole column was emptied out and only a couple quarters in bin. Other column was full. Sticker machine is Advance from A/A. I can not get it to "empty" no matter what ive tried. I am getting only one sticker each time like it should be. I cant find anything wrong with it. As the money box wasn't empty I don't think it is a keyed alike issue. If this has happened before it's only been a sticker or two or I would have noticed. How did some loser accomplish this? How can I fix it? Tks, Ginger Vend
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