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Hey, everyone! First post in here, first vending machine I've owned.
So, I have a USI Snackmart III 5000, Model 3015-A.It has a CoinCo Bill Receiver, Model BA30B.It also has a CoinCo Coin Receiver, Model 9302-L.
I'm starting from the ground up, here. I *think* it works, but the digital display doesn't seem to work(it may be unhooked somewhere, I'm working my way through the manual.).
Does anyone have any tips? Tricks? Info? Advice? Compliments about the machine? Complaints about the machine?
I got it for $250.
Did I do well?
Do you guys know about any vending machines that are either Internet / Network enabled and provide an API or a model that can be easily-ish fitted with a Raspberry Pi to take over control of basic functions?
Not sure where to start looking but I bet I'm not the first one trying something like this.
I'm looking to possibly buy a vending machine. How does this all work? I buy the machine And find a place to put them and the location gets a commission? How much generally? Will 2 machines be enough to make some $$? Permits? 1099?
I’m looking for suggestions on how to stock a machine located in a bar. Currently, the place does 90% of its business Friday & Saturday nights as a night club, but the new owner is intending to expand the location into being open 7 days a week day & night.
The machine I purchased is a Wittern 3573 Snack machine. 5 Rows.. currently setup for 3,4,6,6,4 items per row.. lesser number having room for bigger items.
I was thinking for the smaller spots, cigarettes... possible vape pens... phone chargers, maybe condoms? Lol...
Any suggestions? And yes I’m already filling out the appropriate paperwork to allow tobacco sales.
I currently have a machine, only accepts quarters now. I can seem to find online, but would like to add a bill acceptor somehow. Any help would be appreciated.
I need help, i have just bought a vending machine and all i know is that i have no idea how to set this thing up. its called a intellevend 2000 and a manual would be a great start
I just got a job at a vending company first time working in the field. I use a Dodge 1500 van to carry drinks and the food and I'm trying to find a good way to organize my van to make my job easier. I want to do shelves or something but I'm not sure if there is a better way. I do about 30-40 machines a day at a college. About 30ish cases of soda, and presorted snacks in bins about another 15 of those. This might not be the sub for this but I wasn't sure lol. Can provide pics if needed.
Anyone have any sites for repairs on snack and beverage machines. I just bought 8 that need TLC.
The model is a 187 d crane vending machine with a 7" touchpad. The crm isn't present in the diagnostics menu and the entire left side of the machine motors aren't working :(. I just recently changed the i/o board like a week ago and the coin return mechanism is turning super slow it's like making a 1/4 of a full rotation. Any suggestions?
tl:dr coin return mechanism and motors are broken after just changing the i/o board
I'm trying to find more information on this vending machine. I picked up three of them from a Facebook sale thinking I'd toss some candy or something in them for when the kid's visit. They've got rectangular columns that you'd load up with goodies but I can't figure out what. Maybe the 1" eggs? There aren't any manufacturer labels on them, just the National Federation of the Blind sticker with a vendor expiration date of 12/31/1996. Someone said "Hey! Check on Reddit" so I figured what the hell.
Does anyone have any ROI information on the vending machine business? I’m looking to get into it but have no idea what my returns would be.
What type of computer/architecture is there inside a smart vending machine? (the type that has a touchscreen and accepts WeChat payments).
If you also have any information about the operating system running on it let me know.