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Hello all!

I'm so excited to be on a forum where we can just talk about vending!  I just can't do it anywhere else and get the same compassionate ear with my friends...they just don't understand.

Anyhow, back to the topic....what are the best gumballs???

OK, I know 99.9% of you will say Nerd GB.  I've tried them and I have to agree yes, they are good!  But since they are not making them anymore, which other ones are good?

Currently in my machines, I've been using Nerd GB, Seedlings, and Smart and Final gumballs.  By far, the Nerd GB do best, then Seedlings next.

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Here's what I've been told in the past as far as brands go on Gumballs.

Ford gum = Best softness. I've tasted it. It's good but one gumball lasted me about 4 hours of chewing.

Concord = Best price. The hard gum you can get at Sam's Club

Oak Leaf = Best Flavor. If I remember right they make the JB Gum and suggest it as a $.50 vend. They also make a ton of other flavors.

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Does anyone know where to get the best price on JB?:huh:??:huh:? If there is a good price out there that is much better than most places? That would probably sell me on the JB brand they are definitely moe expensive than 15.00 or 20.00 per case. If ther is a good price out there I would definitely try this. Any ideas on where to find a good price??

David 

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What is everbody's hangup with cost. The product cost percentage compared to the product selling percentage is 1.6% difference using actionmatic catalogue. (14.5% for JB & 12.9% for DB) The real question is what will draw more sales. If JB gumballs will help increase the number of vends at your machine than by all means use it. If Dubble Bubble is more popular in your area than use it.

Business is not about who can be the cheapest, but who can attract the most customers. It is very hard to advertise that you sell JB gumballs at the local drugstore to the general population, but to the people who frequent the place they may prefer JB gumballs.

The only real solution is to try it and track if you have more vends with JB or DB. Then cost will not matter. This is why you should track all information possible from each and every head in my opinion.

Grumpy

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Here's what I've been told in the past as far as brands go on Gumballs.

Ford gum = Best softness. I've tasted it. It's good but one gumball lasted me about 4 hours of chewing.

Concord = Best price. The hard gum you can get at Sam's Club

Oak Leaf = Best Flavor. If I remember right they make the JB Gum and suggest it as a $.50 vend. They also make a ton of other flavors.

I posted earlier today in BVU, that I found a website that offers Ford's Carousel Big Bubble assorted 850 for $19.99 a case, or $18.99 if you buy three cases.  You also get free shipping if you buy $45 worth of product.  So if you buy 3 at $18.99 that's enough for free shipping.  When I buy DB at sam's and after tax, I'm paying $17.17 a case, so the extra $2 seems worth the price for a better product.

http://www.quill.com and search for "gumball".

BTW, I like flavor and texture of Oak Leaf, but I've had issues with them chipping.  They chip much worse than the sam's bought DB.

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daryl, what is BVU? and what is happening to BVA?

BVU is Bulk Vending Underground.  It's a smaller group than BVA.

I think I was mistaken tho.  I thought I posted in BVU, but I think I did post in BVA?

What do you mean about what's happening in BVA?  Is there something happening that I haven't noticed?

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