Does anyone here have experience vending pinball machines (buying pinball machines and placing them in various locations, such as bars, bowling alleys, etc. and collecting the profits)? I'm thinking of doing so with a few machines myself. I would like to know more about your experiences doing so. How would I get started? Is this something that can be done as a full time operation, or just a side thing at best? Is it best to buy machines new or used, and where do you buy the machines from? What is the average annual ROI you get on each machine? How much time do you spend doing it (time spent collecting the change from each money and other necessary tasks)? What is the profit split between you and the retail location?
Also, I know nothing about repairs. Is it easy to find technicians to hire to help repair machines? How often do machines get to the point where they are in need of repair?
Thanks a bunch!