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Its a nice looking machine.  But you need to know the make and model to check value as alboy said, then you can look it up and compare.  Did he say what he wanted for the machine?

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from the picture ....it is a crane....either national or gpl........the validator mask indicates either coinco or mars.....it appears that above the validator the decal indicates sure vend or posi vend,, which means a guaranteed delivery system...making it a newer model...

beyond that, with out the model #........i do know that machines of this model type ceased in the fall of 09........so........if it was one of the last ones produced..........

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The seller emailed me that he lost the key so I'm not sure that I'll be able to see inside the machine. Is there anything else on the outside of the machine that will identify it? I can ask for more/better pictures. Thanks everyone for your help so far.

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Most likely it is a GPL 172 or 173 and anything south of 2k is a decent deal and south of that is even better.

Any idea what he is wanting for it?

I am also willing to bet that if he "lost the key" once you get inside of it you could find a couple hundered bucks or more in it. You might not, but possible.

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Yep, take some protection with you when you go to inspect the equipment.  I keep getting strange offers from Craigs List people from almost new cars for pennies on the dollar (normally they say they are going to Iraq and need to sell it), or they want to purchase 80 vending machines from me which needs to be shipped overseas and I really don't need all of the Viagra offers I get. 

So be careful.

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Looks like a full depth Crane GPL model 159 and the decal on the validator would make it a MARS. The 159 has not been in production for quite a while so months old is wrong. There is (or should be) a tag on the rear of the cabinet on the top left that will tell you the serial and model of the machine. Inside the machine is a tag and on the tag will be what Crane called a DUE DATE. That is the date of production on the machine.

This is a great machine and is almost identical to a National Vendors 167 (eprom, overlay and service keypad)

New, no key, no info?  Do they have a bill of sale??

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Yeah, I finally spoke to the guy on the phone. He actually said he is being deployed to Iraq on Saturday and needs to sell ASAP. How funny!! I'm considering it since he wants less than a grand for the snack machine. But I would be looking at a 14 hour round trip to pick it up. So I'm a bit hesitant to commit given the circumstances.

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Their are some new ones floating around so it could be just a few months old. A company out of Ga is listing they have new ones in stock. They are listing new once for $3420.00.

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Yeah, I finally spoke to the guy on the phone. He actually said he is being deployed to Iraq on Saturday and needs to sell ASAP. How funny!! I'm considering it since he wants less than a grand for the snack machine. But I would be looking at a 14 hour round trip to pick it up. So I'm a bit hesitant to commit given the circumstances.

I sense this guy is a scammer! My 19 yr old daughter found a car on craigslist, she was so excited because it was a nice car for a great price, and guess what he was being deployed to iraq in a very few days. So whatever you do dont send him money in advance.
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I sense this guy is a scammer! My 19 yr old daughter found a car on craigslist, she was so excited because it was a nice car for a great price, and guess what he was being deployed to iraq in a very few days. So whatever you do dont send him money in advance.

So did your daughter almost get scammed out of her hard earned/saved cash?

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Yeah, I finally spoke to the guy on the phone. He actually said he is being deployed to Iraq on Saturday and needs to sell ASAP. How funny!! I'm considering it since he wants less than a grand for the snack machine. But I would be looking at a 14 hour round trip to pick it up. So I'm a bit hesitant to commit given the circumstances.

Did i not hear in the news that the troops are now on the way home?

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Their are some new ones floating around so it could be just a few months old. A company out of Ga is listing they have new ones in stock. They are listing new once for $3420.00.

GPL still has snack machines they are based on the Merchant. This would be a 159 and is out of production. Due to their "just in time" manufacturing the warranty starts on the date of build.

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GPL still has snack machines they are based on the Merchant. This would be a 159 and is out of production. Due to their "just in time" manufacturing the warranty starts on the date of build.

Ahh.. That makes sense....

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