Let's Roll !
Through my connections in commercial real
estate, I was able to secure locations in office buildings for operating Coke machines and
snack machines. I did this as a side-line while I was involved in other businesses.
Coca-Cola would provide machines, similar to the one shown, at no cost provided you
purchased and vended only Coke products. The local coke distributor would deliver
cases of soda to my office.
Snack Machines were a more expensive
proposition and required leasing them from a vending machine distributor. I would
then have to purchase cigarettes and snacks from a grocery wholesale company to stock the
machines, similar to the one shown below.
This was a fairly simple business to manage,
except for the occassional problem with vandalism. With only a half-dozen machines, the
economy of scale wasn't there and the margins did not justify the amount of labor for this
to be a viable side-line.
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Last updated May 11, 2012