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Disc Vending Machine
« on: March 18, 2013, 01:01:46 PM »
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Although a Swope model would likely need titanium and 6" unbreakable plexiglass....
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 02:30:58 PM »
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Although a Swope model would likely need titanium and 6" unbreakable plexiglass....


You mean BULLETPROOF right :)
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 02:55:13 PM »
This was actually solicited to the board to have one of these installed at an area course.

There were more than a few concerns with vandalism that were brought up. My biggest issue: I like to touch and feel plastic before I buy it. This machine would just drive me nuts.

It probably works well in a town that doesn't have really really awesome disc golf stores available to the public.... or if you're in dire need of a new Valkyrie at 11pm...
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 04:09:23 PM »
You could not view the weight of the disc either.
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 09:09:45 PM »
Gent's there are easy ways to secure this vending machine. They make an Iron Bar surrounds for these that only has a hole for the cash and the retriver box. I agree on the not being able to feel the plastic or see the weights, but you could easily mark the general weights on each vending slot, and lets be honest, this is more for the amature to purchase. I would be willing to bet/invest in one of these, at lets say Prarie Center (due to its distance away from the stores), if DD or DGW would like to cut a deal on disc's AND if the Parks & Rec Dept would allow for it. You would be suprised how a $10,000 investment could pay itself off in one summer. I have a feeling the smart investor will purchase 5-6 of these and put them in the popular courses that are farther away. I would say PC, Smithville, Blue Valley, WW... you could toss in some glow lights and mini's as well. Someone get a plan together and I will become a partner/investor.

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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 11:09:45 AM »
Gent's there are easy ways to secure this vending machine. They make an Iron Bar surrounds for these that only has a hole for the cash and the retriver box. I agree on the not being able to feel the plastic or see the weights, but you could easily mark the general weights on each vending slot, and lets be honest, this is more for the amature to purchase. I would be willing to bet/invest in one of these, at lets say Prarie Center (due to its distance away from the stores), if DD or DGW would like to cut a deal on disc's AND if the Parks & Rec Dept would allow for it. You would be suprised how a $10,000 investment could pay itself off in one summer. I have a feeling the smart investor will purchase 5-6 of these and put them in the popular courses that are farther away. I would say PC, Smithville, Blue Valley, WW... you could toss in some glow lights and mini's as well. Someone get a plan together and I will become a partner/investor.

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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 11:23:43 AM »
The Japanese also embrace vending machines.  These would likely go over well in Japan too.
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 11:39:50 AM »
Meh, an Iron bar isnt going to stop anyone from damaging the unit. You also cant put iron over the viewing window. You'd need an always-on power source as well as network connection, to handle the CC's.

I'd like to crunch some numbers, but making a profit in one summer seems highly unlikely.
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 11:48:47 AM »
Meh, an Iron bar isnt going to stop anyone from damaging the unit. You also cant put iron over the viewing window. You'd need an always-on power source as well as network connection, to handle the CC's.

I'd like to crunch some numbers, but making a profit in one summer seems highly unlikely.

That's shatter proof glass.  Kind of like the vault in the Vatican library in the Da Vinci Code.  Cash only.  Then you send a stooge out to collect the dough and restock the machine. 
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 11:50:04 AM »
but but... it has a CC slot. and Stooges cost money to employ...
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 11:51:23 AM »
No.  Stooges are stooges.  They cost no money.  They like to do what they do and do it for free.
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 12:55:35 PM »
no cash CC only on these.....the machine owners want %%% of the sales, if you stock it with local purchased plastic (DGW/DD) the %%% is lower, but you have to stock it then, otherwise their %%% is higher and they send someone to stock it and retrieve CC information.
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 01:08:58 PM »
19.99?????

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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 01:10:10 PM »
Looks like they are out of Omaha, Nebraska.  NICE!!!!
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Re: Disc Vending Machine
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 01:11:46 PM »
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