lurtsman Posted January 27, 2009 Share Posted January 27, 2009 This is a fairly large local pizza place. They've got some buffet items as well. I was done with my morning of asking of people if I could place a machine, and figured "I'll just go try to learn something". I went in and looked at the two machines near the door (stickers/huge gumball wizard) I walked in to the counter and said, "I see you've got some machines in the entry way. I'm a local vendor, and what would I need to do to get in next to them?" She told me to come back at 2pm so we could talk. I came back just before two, and the place was empty. (For lunch it had been at about 30%) I spoke to Sophia (writing her name here so I can check the forums to remember it ^^), and as I got there someone called. "No she doesn't work here anymore. Are you trying to sell something? No we have enough machines already, good bye". Ouch, stinks to be the guy on the phone. Then she walks me around the building, shows the space in the front and says she is thinking about taking out the table to make more space. She says that the operators there are paying her 50% off the gross. I clarified with her the difference between paying off gross and net, and she confirmed that she was receiving 1 of every 2 quarters to go into the machine. She asked what kind of machine I wanted to put in, and I told her I thought it would be prudent to speak to her first and figure out what would be best for the location. Then she walked me farther back into the restaurant to show me the rack. Two super 80s over three super 60s. They were doing capsules. Next to it was an arcade type game that she said the pizza shop owned. She said she wants me to offer her near what she claims to get from the other vendors to get into the location. As we walked back she pointed to a huge open spot on the wall with an outlet and said, "I don't know if you do these, but I was thinking about getting a...crane.." I told her I'd look into it and see what I could come up with. I was struck by the drastic difference between the way she treated me (all smiles) and the person who had called. So, for all the people who know vastly more than I do about vending -- what would you do? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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