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Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6435 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

I was wondering, does anyone here have a favorite manufacturer of cold drink vending machines?

My personal favorite is Dixie-Narco. They seem to be the best quality and the most reliable. I especially like their BevMax 4 glass-front machine:


Does anyone here have a favorite make or model?


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User currently offlinekdhurst380 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2010, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

One that provides a refreshing beverage that isn't too expensive. Preferably change giving too.

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting kdhurst380 (Reply 1):
Preferably change giving too.

Here in the US, there is a growing trend of having machines with credit card readers, as well as bill acceptors that can give change in the form of bills (instead of coins). The Dixie-Narco BevMax 4s at Arizona Mills are equipped with them.

[Edited 2011-08-11 18:23:44]


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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

I saw one on Sydney central railway station that you paid by sending a text message to it, it then dispensed the drink and billed your mobile phone providor for it. Shame if there's network congestion!

signol



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User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2303 times:

We need vending machines that take notes rather than just coins - and preferably don't charge double the price you pay in the shop!

User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1206 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2289 times:

I find I'm pretty partial to any kind that displays this:




The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
I especially like their BevMax 4 glass-front machine:

That looks like the one at work that's always breaking down for various reasons.

As long as I get the item I paid for, I really don't care who made the machine.


User currently offlinejohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Am I the only one who didn't think that people don't even notice them?

User currently offline1337DELTA764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 6):
That looks like the one at work that's always breaking down for various reasons.

As long as I get the item I paid for, I really don't care who made the machine.

Are you sure it wasn't one of these models:


The Vendo Vue is very unreliable compared to the Dixie-Narco BevMax 4.

Other possibilities include the Dixie-Narco BevMax 2 or BevMax 3, which are older versions of the BevMax 4. The BevMax 4 is the most reliable yet.

A third possibility is the Royal Vendors Vision:


I never used the Vision, so I don't know how it performs compared to the D-N BevMax 4 and Vendo Vue.

[Edited 2011-08-12 20:52:54]


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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

No idea who makes them, but the ones in Japan in use now are just fantastic. I can use my all-in-one commuter pass IC card to buy drinks anywhere in town from any vending machine. Just slap and push and you've got your drink to go.


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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Quoting 1337DELTA764 (Reply 8):
Are you sure it wasn't one of these models:

It looks more like the photos in your OP.


User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Quoting johns624 (Reply 7):
Am I the only one who didn't think that people don't even notice them?

I think the OP may be surprised to find that many people do not usually end up on hands and knees and/or moving the machine off the wall to figure out the make and model, they just take their refreshing drink and walk away  



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User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2992 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 11):
I think the OP may be surprised to find that many people do not usually end up on hands and knees and/or moving the machine off the wall to figure out the make and model, they just take their refreshing drink and walk away

You'd be surprised how many people don't care about aeroplanes, they just get on, sit in their seat, be flown to another city, get off and walk away  

signol



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User currently offlinejohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Quoting signol (Reply 12):
You'd be surprised how many people don't care about aeroplanes, they just get on, sit in their seat, be flown to another city, get off and walk away

The difference is that even though those people don't care about planes, most are well aware that there are people who are interested in them. Just like there are those interested in trains, ships, guns, trucks, etc. Until this thread, how many here ever even thought that someone could be interested in vending machines? Although, with the OP's history of starting threads about IFE systems, including model numbers, should have been a clue...


User currently offlinehomsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

I don't know. The name "Dixie-Narco" sounds like some drug-runner from the south.

Is there a vending machine called the Dixie-Normous?

[Edited 2011-08-15 06:32:13]


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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Quoting johns624 (Reply 7):

Am I the only one who didn't think that people don't even notice them?

I think you didn't mean to double negate the statement, but yes, I was equally surprised to open this thread. I misread the title and expected a discussion on the drinks people like to buy from vending machines, not the machines itself.

To be honest, I've never even noticed an actual difference between them. Money goes in, drink comes out. (you can't explain that).



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12339 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Quoting 1337DELTA764 (Reply 8):
The Vendo Vue is very unreliable compared to the Dixie-Narco BevMax 4.

I bow to your extraordinary knowledge of vending machines!

Up till a few years ago my company used to just give us free beverages, but when the economy dipped they put in vending machines.

I don't think they are the exact machines you are showing, but they look quite similar.

The main thing that annoys me about the machines is they won't give you your change till you remove the product that's been dispensed.

But there's no where to put the product in the hallway were we have those machines!

Why not just drop the change at the same time the product is dispensed?

Oh well, I guess I'll just have to get over it.

I'm not a huge soda drinker.

Another issue is that the new vending machines are almost all stocked with soda and not fruit juices. I'd much rather have a bottle of OJ instead of a soda. Also they are not stocked with any sort of lemon-lime drink (7Up, Sprite, etc), which is my favorite soda. The closest they come to it is ginger ale.



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User currently offlinejoffie From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting johns624 (Reply 13):

also i believe he was the same poster who wanted to sue cause people were making fun of the 764,,,


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

I guess there isn't a site he can go to for vending machine enthusiasts? I can, of course, understand planes, and the non-av topics about trains, and to an extent the topics about buses, although not quite my cup of tea. But the topics about IFE manufacturers and vending machine makes and models? Is this kid messing with us?


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12339 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Well, we've had threads here about elevators, motorcoaches and hearses, so why not vending machines?

Anyone up for a Charmin vs ScottTowel smack-down?  



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User currently offlinehomsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1944 times:

I've heard there are escalator fans out there.

I understand there are also fans of...umm....urinals.

So, given all the different possible objects of which one could be a fan, I suppose vending machines aren't the worst.



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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting homsar (Reply 20):

I've heard there are escalator fans out there.

Could you imagine? Escalators.com ... industry news, trip reports, etc.



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User currently offline1337DELTA764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6435 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 21):
Could you imagine? Escalators.com ... industry news, trip reports, etc.

Actually, there are indeed escalator fans on YouTube. I find elevators to be more interesting though.

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 10):
It looks more like the photos in your OP.

Perhaps it could also be a Dixie-Narco BevMax 2 or BevMax 3, which are older versions of the BevMax 4.



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User currently offlinejohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

Quoting 1337DELTA764 (Reply 22):
Actually, there are indeed escalator fans on YouTube. I find elevators to be more interesting though.

You mean there are separate groups?...I guess you learn something new every day.


User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9180 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Hmm.. how about one that doesn't jack up the price and then malfunction when you go to make your selection, basically robbing you of your arm or leg for a soda you do not get...

That has happened to me, but with a snack machine. They just raised the prices by a quarter for that. Still, I think it applies here.

  



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