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4 minutes ago, Frank said:

The industry started out co-mingling ball gum with charms.  Then the Cavalier case came about and Eppy & Co. designed and manufactured the first capsule.  Following Eppy, Victor Vending came out with a 1.3 inch acorn type capsule (today’s version is a 1.1 inch) which started to vend for a nickel, then a dime and in the early 1980’s for a quarter.  The 2 inch capsule today started off in the late 1960’s/ early 1970’s for the twenty five cent vend.  In the mid- 90’s the industry upgraded the pricing to 50 cents.  It is very difficult for a child to carry around three or four quarters and on the other hand pricing in general is increasing.  This is a very important issue for the future of bulk vending for us to remain healthy and alive.

I don't see it as that big of an issue. By all means, I could be wrong. Kids at my locations either have their mom or dad go to the machines with them or ask their parents for quarters. I see more issues with the dollar coin that it's worth, you would need new mechanisms or machines to take them

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I would just want to make sure that these manufacturers make mechs for us that deal in used/like new machines that still have quarter mechs! Please help us get this bill passed and get a kick in the rear to the manu's so we can get these dollar coin mechs! Please!

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6 hours ago, musser said:

The dollar coin revitalized bulk in Canada. Instead of being stuck with mechs that take quarters you would have mechs that take dollars. I can't see how that is hard to figure out. A dollar Mech on a NW S80 would now be able to take FOUR dollars. Much easier to merchandise with something people, even adults, want to buy. It would be a life saver to bulk vending. 

Yep, and we all know that we need it now more than ever.

The industry as we know it is dying, and will die unless we get the dollar coin, simple as that.

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http://www.dollarcoinalliance.org/facts-about-the-dollar-coin/

Table: Cost savings and benefits of the dollar coin by country

G-8 Country Highest Widely Circulated Coin US Value Lowest Bill US Value
Canada 2 Dollar $2.02 5 Dollar $5.05
France 2 Euro $2.63 5 Euro $6.57
Germany 2 Euro $2.63 5 Euro $6.57
Italy 2 Euro $2.63 5 Euro $6.57
Japan 500 Yen $6.18 1,000 Yen $12.37
Russia 10 Ruble $0.34 50 Ruble $1.70
United Kingdom 2 Pound $3.19 5 Pound $7.97
AVERAGE   $2.87   $6.73
United States 25 Cents $0.25 1 Dollar $1.00
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7 hours ago, petersvending said:

I would just want to make sure that these manufacturers make mechs for us that deal in used/like new machines that still have quarter mechs! Please help us get this bill passed and get a kick in the rear to the manu's so we can get these dollar coin mechs! Please!

Beaver would only need to change the coin carrier,  same with oak, and eagle.  

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Thank you Rodney69!  Your Governor is involved with State politics and will not be of much help.  We need to get to our Federal officials.  We have 2 Senators in each state as well as a specific amount of Congress Reps.

Your Senators are:

Merkley, Jeff - (D - OR)

Class II

313 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-3753

Contact: www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/

Wyden, Ron - (D - OR)

Class III

221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-5244

Contact: www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/

Here are Congress Reps in your area; you need to pick which one represents you:

Oregon

District

Name

Party

Room

Phone

 

1

Bonamici, Suzanne

D

439 CHOB

202-225-0855

 

2

Walden, Greg

R

2185 RHOB

202-225-6730

 

3

Blumenauer, Earl

D

1111 LHOB

202-225-4811

 

4

DeFazio, Peter

D

2134 RHOB

202-225-6416

 

5

Schrader, Kurt

D

2431 RHOB

202-225-5711

 
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