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For those who might not have seen, Sams is closing 63 stores across the US. Some closed already, the rest are to come in the next few weeks. Here's the partial list I could find. 2 of then are close to me, but are a bit out of the way so I won't have an issue.

  • 8801 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
  • 1074 N Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, AK 99504
  • 48 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • 3900 Grants Mill Rd, Irondale, AL 35210
  • 2425 E Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85194
  • 5757 E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
  • 1375 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85286
  • 15255 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • 3360 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
  • 17835 Gale Ave, City of Industry, CA 91748
  • 12540 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
  • 12920 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342
  • 69 Pavilions Dr, Manchester, CT 06042
  • 2 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477
  • 355 FL-436, Fern Park, FL 32730
  • 5135 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611
  • 2994 Turner Hill Rd, Lithonia, GA 30038
  • 501 N Randall Rd, Batavia, IL 60510
  • 21430 S Cicero Ave, Matteson, IL 60443
  • 6600 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
  • 808 S Illinois Rte 59, Naperville, IL 60540
  • 900 S Barrington Rd, Streamwood, IL 60107
  • 1055 McHenry Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090
  • 460 S Weber Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
  • 3015 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • 10859 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46229
  • 4024 Elkhart Rd #1, Goshen, IN 46526
  • 9598 Cortana Pl, Baton Rouge, LA 70815
  • 9750 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • 1 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester, MA 01607
  • 340 E. Edgewood Boulevard, Lansing, MI 48911
  • 32625 Northwestern Hwy, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
  • 3745 Louisiana Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426
  • 2800 27th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
  • 11 Batchelder Rd, Seabrook, NH 03874
  • 81 International Dr S, Budd Lake, NJ 07828
  • 1900 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036
  • 301 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 2649 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224
  • 720 Fairmount Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701
  • 700 Elmridge Center Dr, Rochester, NY 14626
  • 1600 Marketplace Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
  • 5085 Dawn Dr, Lumberton, NC 28360
  • 1101 Shiloh Glenn Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • 4825 Marburg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45209
  • 9570 Fields Ertel Rd, Loveland, OH 45140
  • 1145 Carr 2, Bo Florida Afuera, Barceloneta, 00617, Puerto Rico
  • Carr 830, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, 00957
  • Carr 3 Km 82 Bo Junquitos, Humacao, 00741, Puerto Rico
  • 1805 Getwell Rd, Memphis, TN 38111
  • 1615 S Loop W, Houston, TX 77054
  • 13331 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
  • 22296 Market Place Dr, New Caney, TX 77357
  • 12919 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • 741 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518
  • 4571 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231
  • 901 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057
  • 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001
  • 7050 Watts Rd, Madison, WI 53719
  • 1540 S 108th St, West Allis, WI 53214
  • 13550 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

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19 minutes ago, ABCVending said:

Yep - going to have to find new supplier, 75% of my product was coming out of Sams - and they are closing ALL of them in Washington State, Costco here we come.

 

 

Have they closed the one Auburn yet do you know?

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6 hours ago, ABCVending said:

Yep - going to have to find new supplier, 75% of my product was coming out of Sams - and they are closing ALL of them in Washington State, Costco here we come.

 

 

Check out vistar. Good dates on product and I think the minimum order is only $500. They'll give you net14 if you have decent credit.

Pretty sure they will deliver residentially as well.

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19 hours ago, AMD Snacks said:

Have they closed the one Auburn yet do you know?

Auburn, Renton & Seattle all closing - they had the doors locked yesterday, supposed to be back open today so they can spend the next couple weeks dumping inventory (might be a good opportunity to pick up that big screen TV)

Expect all three of them to be shuttered by end of January.

Contact them and they will refund your membership fees and cash rewards (since ALL the stores in Washington are closing - they wanted to give me a Walmart egift card as refund...lol, I took it because Walmart has a pretty good fishing tackle selection which is about the only thing I buy from them.

The Costco business center in Fife has a pretty good selection of vending product - or Vistar as mentioned is another option.

 

 

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3 hours ago, AngryChris said:

I'm sure you could use the elevator if they let you in.

It's a handicap elevator and isn't rated for a vending machine, I've heard that most PHX area Sams are like this... Granted its worth looking into!

 

Idea for future thread: People's thoughts on using a handicap elevator to move a machine!

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On 1/11/2018 at 10:54 PM, vendcobros said:

Check out vistar. Good dates on product and I think the minimum order is only $500. They'll give you net14 if you have decent credit.

Pretty sure they will deliver residentially as well.

Last time I talked to Vistar in NC, the minimum order was $800. That is ridiculous for me, and by the time I paid shipping, their prices would be too high to make a decent profit. I pray our Sam's don't close.

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52 minutes ago, Snack Man 2000 said:

Last time I talked to Vistar in NC, the minimum order was $800. That is ridiculous for me, and by the time I paid shipping, their prices would be too high to make a decent profit. I pray our Sam's don't close.

I understand. We're ordering around $1300 a week from them and they discounted our delivery fee to a "fuel charge". We also order from Costco for many of our candy bars and some snack items. Costco is free delivery after $250 and you can get double discounts if you use the their credit and executive membership.

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28 minutes ago, vendcobros said:

I understand. We're ordering around $1300 a week from them and they discounted our delivery fee to a "fuel charge". We also order from Costco for many of our candy bars and some snack items. Costco is free delivery after $250 and you can get double discounts if you use the their credit and executive membership.

Based on my experience with Costco, the in club prices on chocolate is usually not as good as Sam's. Also, they don't have the selection that Sam's has.

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2 hours ago, Corvus Corax said:

Anyone know why, they seem to be way profitable around here.

Saw a short interview with Sam's CEO and he said ..... "We have taken a really hard look at the real estate portfolio and decided to exit clubs that cannot, or will not, be successful under our new strategy and in some cases -- historically have not been," Sam's Club CEO John Furner told TheStreet in an interview. "Some of the places we are exiting today have geographies with low population or geographies with more clubs than the market will support."

I don't have numbers to support it but I imagine that it is much more cost effective for Walmart to convert as much as possible to online/direct delivery. Dealing with the public face to face is a costly endeavor on so many levels for these big companies. The more you sell online the less staff you need and less staff means a much better bottom line.

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