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Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:17 am

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Mak

Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:55 am

One that provides a refreshing beverage that isn't too expensive. Preferably change giving too.
 
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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Mak

Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:21 am

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.

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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Mak

Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:48 am

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!

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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:32 pm

We need vending machines that take notes rather than just coins - and preferably don't charge double the price you pay in the shop!
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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:51 pm

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

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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:20 am

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.
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Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:47 am

Am I the only one who didn't think that people don't even notice them?
 
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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:49 am

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.

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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:12 am

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:48 am

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

It looks more like the photos in your OP.
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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:03 am

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:11 am

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  

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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:08 pm

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...
 
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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:31 pm

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?

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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:47 pm

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:51 pm

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:39 pm

Quoting johns624 (Reply 13):

also i believe he was the same poster who wanted to sue cause people were making fun of the 764,,,
 
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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:53 pm

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:14 pm

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:04 pm

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:46 am

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:32 pm

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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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:14 pm

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.
 
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RE: Poll - Favorite Cold Drink Vending Machine Make?

Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:10 am

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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