Rexlex Posted July 14, 2014 Share Posted July 14, 2014 My story: vending since January 2014. Full line operator for Coke; Eight locations now, six are Coke only machines. I work full-time and do this before/after/during work hours and on weekends. In April I just picked up my first snack account with a car dealer and it's doing $500/month. I put a Coke machine in there with a small USI 24-selection in shop area and put Rowe 40-selection with a DN 7 selection in the showroom. Showroom does about two-thirds of sales. About 70 employees on site. I've done well enough that they want me to take over another dealership of theirs, likewise about 70 employees. I bought the two USI combos from them that are currently there. I told them I need 30-60 days to determine the need and then I might bring other machines in. One combo is in showroom area and I'm pretty sure I'll keep it (12 snack, 6 cans/bottles). The other machine is in a service hallway near their break room (12-selection snack, 6-selection cans only). What I'd like to do replace the hallway combo with another Rowe 40-select and a BevMax. I've sold $200 through 14 days. I've talked with a few people and feel that if I could get more than the six selection sodas that I could justify the $2000 for the above machines (I bought a Rowe for $300 and can get the BevMax locally for $1700). Or, I could just put a 8-selection Coke machine in there for $0, that would be the other option (but I am limited to Coke only). What do you guys/gals think? Is there a formula out there for how much to spend for machines based on revenue/ number of employees? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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