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    Welch’s Fruit Snacks

    gordons food service carries them at a decent price do you have one near you
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    puzzle balls, other 1" balls

    I have 5 BB machines in one place they all do well because everyone young and old like BB they are fun but I also have 1 jawbreaker machine it also does very well even though no one finishes jawbreaker they all end up in the trash AFTER they pay the quarter for it my jawbreaker and all my BB machines are small and interactive so I think it is the interactive part that gets the quarter not neccessarily what comes out as a prize
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    french fry vending machine

    wow this french fry discussion is getting hot haha good suggestions BUT my arcade does not have an attendant, all machines because they are the best employees so vending machine food is what I serve hence the reason to buy a french fry machine. I know they seem to be a rare thing but I can not believe that there isnt a vender sitting on a few somewhere I just wish that person was ready to get rid of one. My freezer and drink machine all have visible temp gauges that also prevent the machines from vending if temp rises above a certain temp so that is the safe guard that makes it ok for health dept as many of you probably know. I will continue my search until I find one OR until something else grabs my attention. I hunted for a long time for the old chicken lucky egg machine finally found it, I searched for a Shaq Attack pinball-got it, I wanted a foosball but hard to find a reasonably priced coin op so now I have a mini bouncy ball foosball and surprising enough people play it, I also put in a jukebox for me but it gets a lot of play. I like hunting for weird machines and I get obsessed until I find the one.
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    french fry vending machine

    curiosity kills the cat BUT I will explain I have a small arcade in a bigger town that has lots of eating places but on my side of town there isnt much so I have a snack, a drink, and frozen food with a micro wave and when people come in to play the games they eat and eat so my vending does well and I strongly believe hot french frys will do very well especially since i am next door to a bar that does not sell food. As far as parts and support I am not worried about because this machine is a mini freezer, and a hot air convection oven hooked up to a coin mech and vending shoot so I feel confidant enough to say I can fix or replace a freezer and a convection oven and the vending parts can also be kept going just like other vending machines you figure out a way to repair or modify to your needs. I am a new comer to the vending and games business and I dont have a big budget so all my machines are old but my son and I put a lot of effort, blood, sweat and tears to make our machines clean and operational so for a decent price I want to give this machine a try. We have learned alot over the past 2 years and thru trial and error, you tube videos, reading manuals, AND all the awesome advice I get from the venddisscuss experts we are proud of our accomplishments. And I have an obsession that drives me to find the most different and quirky machines to throw into the mix to make it interesting. ROCK ON VENDERS
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    french fry vending machine

    Thank you scott1963 I have extensively googled mccains and ore Ida French fry and all I get are old articles or shifted to foreign sellers of hot oil machines I want a a hot air machine like the picture you posted but you give me hope if in deed you get them now and then please contact me i will probably buy one from you. Anyone else out there ever see one posted or know where I can get one please let me know
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    I need help with this

    i bought one just like it , it does very well, never found out what it is only that it is similar (or could be) a wizard spiral or a whiz-kid spiral
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    Gift Box crane quality or no?

    i got a gift box along with a package deal, didnt look so great, couldnt figure out how to even turn it on, offered it to someone else they said NO so I cleaned it up, figured out how to turn it on and put it on the floor just because I had it. I had no high hopes for it --- now a year later it has always been my biggest money maker who knew
  8. multi cades do well so do coin pushers so you have to decide do I want 1 machine or 5 and yes there are many different rules with pushers so know your facts
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    Sports arena Sammy USA

    good deal I see them going cheap often I have 1 and it does well easy to maintain never gives me a problem and people dont win very often so your stock is not pricey so my opinion go for it
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    Need help for investment

    about 2 years ago I decided I wanted to get into vending so I bought a bunch of vending machines then I decided I didnt want to travel all over to many places so I rented a building, painted it crazy inside then I put in 4 vending machines and decided to get a couple arcade games I am so happy I did people love the old fashion arcade again. a lot of people told me no one goes to arcades anymore because they have modern systems at home well gamers and non gamers still like to get out and play the real machines so dont let modern technology stop you. I started out with old traditional arcade games and some bulk vending that I picked up as cheap as possible on craigslist I started with about 10 machines and without any advertising just a sign out front and word of mouth people started coming thru the door i gradually add a machine when I find a deal so dont feel like you have to have it all at once I have found that by introducing a different machine every few months perks their interest more to come back and see whats new so start out slow, build as you can, and you can start it and get it rolling with very small investment.
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    Hotel arcades

    hotel vending and games do very well I was in a small hotel with snacks, drinks, a couple games and did very well then the owner saw how well and decided to do it herself so kicked me out well she did not know how to do it well and it has since failed but I would gladly go into a hotel again I wish you well and the machines you list sound good and if you can throw in a bulk gumball or capsules machine
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    saeco 7p coffee machine problem

    thank you yes I got the manuals and I have the programmer machine and have did everything it says to do so now the coin mech is a coinco and i believe it has to be loaded a specific way or the machine will not work so that is what I am going to try next
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    french fry vending machine

    all your comments are interesting and appreciated even though I did not get the answer I wanted but you guys are the experts and I am a rookie and I listen well and learn so I guess i will give up my search for a french fry machine but thanks for your replies and IF you should happen to see one available around let me know i will at least check it out i live in upper michigan so my closet neighbors are wisconsin and minnesota actually I have bought most of my machines from wisconsin so vend on everyone
  14. Hi everyone back in 2003 crane made a hot french fry vending machine it cooks frozen frys with hot air convection oven. Now in other countries hot food vending machines are very popular and everywhere. I have searched many many times to find a french fry machine with only 1 success there was one for sale in minnesota for $400 but I was a day late buying it. Has anyone seen one of these machines listed on craigslist, auctions, anywhere? I have been trying to find one but all I get are oversees company advertisements. I would appreciate any help in finding one I figure they must be very rare in the usa but I will keep trying.
  15. Hi everyone I have a programming problem with the saeco 7p hot bev vending machine. we recently pulled it out of storage and got it up and running perfectly on free vend now here is the problem when we switch it to pay vend all the proper lights come on it registers the coins put in and indicates it is ready then when you push the selection button --- nothing happens --- put it back on free vend and a great cup of coffee is brewed. Does any one know what the problem is? I would appreciate any suggesstions, advice, or ideas.