nashopolis Posted July 2, 2014 Share Posted July 2, 2014 Hello there everyone I've always been fascinated by vending machines and I am hoping to add some into my business soon! I have a lot to learn as I don't know much about them other than they are a neat! bear with me I have lots of simple questions - I'll start reading the forums but I'm hoping I might run into a kind soul who can help a new guy out! We are hoping to dispense small products from a Snackshop style machine mostly as a fun way to interact with our customers - we'll be near by the machine and it will be in a safe location we can see. Hopefully we can get a dependable machine that can be a good partner in the shop. So as I start looking I need some general tips on what to look for in a used machine - I've seen a few Automatic Product Snackshop 111-113 locally - what is a good price for a used machine? I like the look of the older machines but is there a better option or point where things changed a bunch to make things easier to swap out etc. They all seem to have bill acceptors which is good because I hoping to sell products for more than a dollar or two. (ideally $5-$20) Questions - do these particular machines allow you to set the prices over $10? is there and upper limit? Could I retro fit a machine with a debit card reader from this era? or could I set it to run a special coupon we print and dispense (kind of like paper tokens) how do you determine what size of products you can dispense from each row? Can I get parts for these machines? If so where do I find them? I saw that you can fit them with soup can dispensers - that's cool! any rate What should I be looking for when I go check out a machine to see if its worth buying? (Should I expect to try every tray and combo or is there a quicker way to access a machine) I found the manual for these machines online already but I suppose I'm new to the game otherwise and hoping not to end up with an expensive paper weight! thanks in advance for your help - lots of questions! Bruce Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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