lurtsman Posted January 29, 2009 Share Posted January 29, 2009 I had a craigslist post up for a while inquiring about gumball machines. I received an e-mail about a month back from a guy saying he had 5 table top machines and 2 free standing machines. He wanted 300 bucks for the batch, claimed all were in great shape and working properly. He had bought them a few years back and put them in his trailer and they had sat there since. I e-mailed him back tonight asking him to call and tell me more about the machines. It turns out these are not bulk machines after all. (I had thought the price seemed high for bulk) Now I'm thinking this might be a great opportunity to go full line, and at these prices I feel like I might be able to even resell them for a profit if it did not work out. He said he will look for pictures of them tonight on his hard drive, and if he doesn't have them he will snap a few pictures tomorrow and upload them to me. He was unsure of the brands. One of the free standing machines had lights inside aimed at the product. He said some of them didn't require electricity though... which seems strange for a table top machine. He explained they had the coil that turned -- and in my experience those have been electric. After getting the photos I should be able to get more clarification on how they work, and could upload the photos here for identification. I have to think if he had these vending boards, he would've been able to get his machines out into the field. Thoughts? Ideas? Did I find a great opportunity, or is it not so great? Should I be suspicious? He just seemed like a guy who did not want to do vending after he got the machines. Currently I just have a few bulk machines and don't have much of an idea how I'd go about working these machines and finding locations. Any help is appreciated. I understand full line is more time intensive, but I've got the time to invest. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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