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  1. hair salon/nail places

    i have/had a few honour boxes. Several are so nice and for a honour box do good numbers- 20 bucks a month... They are very impatient f it is close to empty and one even yelled at me when i erviced it after 2.5 weeks and bout 2 months it was 2/3 empty. Several also took it out after about 2 months claiming they just dont have the room. The ones that say no are almost kicking you in the golpher even though you accept the mean no and politely say thank you anyway
  2. Finally Making New Vending Machine App

    I have token machines and very often there is something wrong such as a bill getting stuck it will register bill overpay or it will say jammed. Sometimes the plug is not in the outlet. Nobody contacts me when it is broken. I would love for there to be a app that would tell me that it is out of service. Preety much you reset the machine and it instantly works. I would just service the machine asap and not lose money for both myself , the mall and the customer as well would be happy. win win win for all of us
  3. Vandalism

    On a positive note on my machines which take tokens people put dimes in. The dime just goes in and they get nothing. I make approx. 1.50 a month.
  4. Pulled a machine ugh

    You really do still owe them the money. The only exception and I am not sure if I was correct is this scenario. I put in a machine and I asked the worker and she was so super nice and we put it in. 1 WEEK later I get a phone call from a guy who was really nasty saying. ' I want your machine out immediately . I told him I will be riht in your neighborhood in 2 days and would it be allright if I do it on that day. . He said no and if I am not there he is throwing it out. In this case and only in this case I went into his business didn't say a word and removed the machine. I waited around to give him his share. I would have owed him 7 dollars He was bullshitting with his pals and ignored me for 10 minutes which seemed like entirnity. I eventually left. In any other situation I would have done the right thing. I still don't like that I didn't give him his share
  5. What to do when questioned?

    esThank you all for your responses. Your opinions and insight made me feel better about being involved in the business
  6. What to do when questioned?

    I think I made a huge mistake. I put in a lollipop box at a at dealership. Some of the people also know me from my local business. It was doing fairly well in the month that I had it. approx. 25 bucks . The folks seemed pretty friendly and were glad it was involved with nccs. I SERVICED IT the other day and about 6 employees were all girlling me about it. Asking if they get a commission 'jokingly poosibly". One specific question they asked me is if every penny in the box goes directly in the charity. I told them the tuth that I pay for the boxes and a fee for the stickers which come out to approximately 40 percent of what it takes in and that I make a extremely small profit minus expsnes and theft. After being grilled and almost bullied. I told them politely that the small amount of money I do make comes out to much less then minium wage . I apologized that its not orking out and agreed to take out my stand. I got called a scam artist , told I should be ashamed of myself and that they would never shop in my store again. I really got taken aback. Was I stupid in being honest?
  7. Vending App

    I have a token system in a mall and I wish there was a way I could know if it is out of order. Nobody in security will take on the task of telling me and its always different people. I used to own soda machines and if there was a app that could somehow tell me what the inventory is before you make a trip think how mch time and more money you can make. Example- you know you are out of coke but have plenty of pepsi. You don't have to shclep anthing that is not necessary
  8. Does Anyone Dummy Lock Any Of Their Machines

    I did on a temporary basis but all I had to lose was a few bucks and I lost it. don't do it
  9. What is this route worth?

    Could the machines be fixed up a little bit and could you raise some of the prices of the items to 75 cents or 50 cents. The negative about this deal is each machine isn't taking in a huge amount of money. The upside is that the places still have the machines in the locations and I would guess that a huge part of the reason they are doing low in sales is the owner is ignoring them which means there is room for improvement. If he says his machines aee taking in 550 a month I would assume he is taking in 350 a month. If you offered him 2 grand you would be playing about 60 bucks a machine. if he counters with 3500 maybe go up to 2500.
  10. Restaurants

    I DO TRY and patronize a few of my machines for 3 of the following reasons. 1. they hve my machines/ 2. I also own a store in the neighborhood.. 3. I live in the neighborhood. Here is one problem I had. The food and the service sucked my opinionated other half I had to explain that we just had to say thank you . tHE oner asked why I don't eat there anymore. I just came up with a excuse that we are not eating out much at all anymore
  11. Slugs

    I have machines that take tokens. Everytime my machines areserviced they have aprox 2dolllars in dimes and pennies. I put the dimes in myself and no product comes out. I also keep a count on how much I have . It seems like I am not getting ripped off. I guess its coffee money but not starbucks
  12. Locating your Machines

    In NYC where space is limited and we are living in a day where every store has sveral people a day trying to sell them or push them to chage their phone company,credit card etc. they get jaded. feeling everybody is trying to run a scam. Another aspect is in nyc many don't want to do anything if they are not making money. Example try walking into store and aski g thm nicely if they can spare 4 quarters for a dollar. I seem to be the only storeowner that gives and I am not even that nice of a guy
  13. Locating your Machines

    Hosh I had the same experience. I am currently doing charity boxes in my neighborhood where I own a store and for some reason I just cant walk into stores of people I know and ask. my girlfriend on the otherhand walks in and bingo they are in. When I do it they ask me questions such as . Does every penny in the box go to the charity? Do you make any money doing this? My honesty prevails and i dont get the location and am looked at as a snakeoil salesman even though i merely asked if they would like to put in a box that helps children with cancer i am looked at as a snakeoil salesman . she is looked at as a cute version of mother theresa
  14. Locating your Machines

    I just tried toy machines and was offering 35 percent and if thy said 40 I would just say o.k np problem. They demanded 50=60 percent and in its place they had empty machines that were empty for a year . You also can tell from their interaction with customers and myself who would say something basic such as good morning or good afternoon without a similar response back that they would be a hassle to deal wth unless you can just go in there and not say a word to them while servicing
  15. Emoji

    Just got some 2 inch product. Put it in a 2 weeks ago. Just checked it. did fairly well not earthshattering but decent