I know, this has been covered before for pinball. But I'm curious about people's experiences with other vending... redemption games (like those stack games), soda pop or those quarter bulk candy machines.
I've been discussing the possibility of a side business with a friend, and we're not sure if its worth trying of not. I've looked around quite a bit to get info on others stories and experiences, and I get a mixed bag: "It's not worth it" vs. "it's a decent part time side business that can grow if you want it to".
Is anyone currently, or have recently, worked with vending? I would love to hear thoughts on the topic, as well as any considerations noobs might not think about, tips, warnings... anything.
We're very tempted to buy a machine or two, at least to get a feel for the process on a minute scale. Even if it's not super profitable from the start, it would be a great learning experience.
I would like to try and start looking at placement options, but feel walking in and saying "Well, if I DID have a machine, would you be interested?". I figure I should have a machine ready if I'm serious enough to start looking at placement options.
I figure the least I can do is ask others about their experience, you can never have too much information.