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Sometimes I think I am reading too much about vending. I have been receiving lots of information and many opinions about bulk and how to go about starting a business.

Jimbo was first person to throw the idea to me that because of where I live, commission may be the way to go for me.  It's a very good suggestion because where I live on Long Island is FULL of machines of all types.  And then I spoke with this gal about placing Dentyne machines and Superpros with a six month placement guarantee. So that got my eyes to open wide with that.  So......she will place 6 Dentyne and 1 Superpro machines and I will see how it goes.  In the meantime I will buy a NWestern double head on a stand w/ the cash and dash feature and check that machine out and see if Deb ( my wife ) and me like it and see if the cash and dash feature is worth it. 

A few people have suggested racks of some kind with a mix of toys, candy and tats etc. Down the line abit I will consider it.  What I am seriously considering though is placing doubles or triples ( 2 or 3 Series 60 machines not the trivend ) out there and offering a commission to place them.  No charity.  I would do most of those placements somehow.  (  I am still working a full time job from 9-5PM )  I can see my self being alot more comfortable placing commission machines than charity based ones.  I don't know.  ( as I scratch my head ) I just gotta remember to take all of this stuff " one day at a time " and not get too far ahead of myself.

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Johnny, you can do both as the locations dictate. 

In your area, more important than commission or charity, is machine type. If you have existing bulk guys running  x you do y. I think you are already doing this by running the d ice.

When I walk into a potential location I am looking for what they need, Im not too concerned that they have stuff, it usually means the location is producing.

I have a great location that is a huge sports bar and club and when I got it there was 2 other bulk guys there, one running a 4 select the other a double and spiral. I almost walked away, the only products left I could run was hot tamale and chicle and do you know that location does 60-80 per month, I would have never thought that but, traffic=sales

Dont be scared of competition, use it to your advantage.

Jimbo

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Thanks for the feedback Jimbo.  I will definitely look at what's being vended etc. in locations and take that advise and vend something different.  My Dentyne Ice machines were delivered to my house yesterday afternoon.......!:cool:  My first machine delivery but certainly not my last brothas and sistas!

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Thanks for the feedback Jimbo.  I will definitely look at what's being vended etc. in locations and take that advise and vend something different.  My Dentyne Ice machines were delivered to my house yesterday afternoon.......!:cool:  My first machine delivery but certainly not my last brothas and sistas!

Good luck john, let us know how that d ice goes.

Jimbo

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