I'm Bryan in Florida. I just recently purchased a Dixie Narco 276E Vending Machine. I have to say that I am very new at this and have zero knowledge about it. So of course, I have questions.
First, did I pay to much for the machine? It was listed on Man Cave Calassifieds in my area. I got it delevered for $325.00. Then I had to have a beverage repair man drill the lock ($80.00) and then he also fixed the refridgeration unit display, and coin slot for another $235.00. FOr a total of $680.00 to get it running correctly. He was very fair in my opnion, as his shop is 40 miles south of me.
2nd, In my area, I know there are peoples who are breaking into the machines to steal money. I would like to weld a lasp on the unit. If I unplug the machine from the wall, will the electronice be ok using a mig welder?
3rd Drinks: I loaded up the 12oz cans as that is what was next to the buttons. I was thinking about selling bottled water. So will this machine do bottles (16 or 20oz) I was also told my several peoples that you cant just go to walmart and buy a 24pk of water and put them into the machine. You have to get them from Coke or Pepsi as they add air to strengthen the bottle. If I attempt it, I can jam the machine...Any ideas? The current setup is single slots for the 12oz cans if that helps.
4th, The upper right corner of the machine has a gap, I was thinking about putting a plastic cover over it to keep water out as it rains all the time in Florida. Will this damage the machine?
I guess that will be it for now.. I really look forward to all the replies.