Sunday, July 28, 2019

Because my accountant says so!

My accountant said to walk away from this route.
Apparently I’m living below the poverty line.
We compromised and I lowered my 10-machine route to $1500.
Please! At cost! The machines new were $100 each, and the locator was $50 each.
And this sale includes tools, product/gum/toys/candy, and software!
My accountant doesn’t read this, so I’m not walking away.
In fact, I’m going to keep servicing them until they sell.  

I had planned to add a machine/location every couple of months
precisely to make a living, totally!
But it takes too long and I need to retire soon, so that’s that.
But walk away? Not yet anyway...

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Maybe, Maybe not...

Listen up, there are 10 machines in this route,
and they are all bulk vending machines that vend 1" bubblegums.
2-machines that are still in original locations have plain M&Ms.
I can service all 10 machines in 1 day, but I don't.
Since I work other jobs, I service 4 machines 1 day a week,
and at the end of each month, the route is completed.
I have a few charity boxes that are not up for sale because altho
they don't do as well, they are easy-peazy and I'm keeping
them for retirement.

I started a huge bulk-vending route while in college, 200 machines
in 150 stores, huge. It was fun and profitable, and it was back
before coin-counting machines, very hands-on.

This bulk vending route is an awesome starter route for family.
If u service all machines in 1 day once a month,
it earns $100 a month at the most.
If one develops relationships with the managers and/or
owners (I never did, I tend the machines and stay out of way as
much as possible, but only because I'm a mechanic,
not a salesman, Jim), sales can improve.

If one wants to work vending full-time, one can add to the route so
that 4-8 machines can be serviced 5 days a week without having to
re-visit machines more than 1ce a month.
One can invest slowly to get a feel for this business and route,
or can invest as u go.

That said, I may lower the price for the bulk vending route so that I
can invest into the smaller boxed charity route. I don't know when,
but fairly soon maybe...

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wildlife Waystation donations

Let’s take a look at some numbers.
I was on auto-pay for $10 a month to Wildlife Waystation,
And am on auto-pay for $5 a month to HSUS.
I also donate $2-$5 to various animal charities during every eBay purchase.
The donations ended up being almost half of monthly profits, so
I have cut down on purchases, and once I re-organize and expand the route,
and until I can find a comparable wildlife charity locally, I can add the Waystation back in to auto-pay.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

It's Not True..!

It's just not true!
If u talk to yourself, u are not necessarily crazy!
Not even if u answer yourself!
It's called Thinking Out Loud, and it can help remember
all the things one has to do in a day.

Let's see, u can pray out loud, altho sometimes that's
best kept private.
One can't write notes nor text while driving, so what do u do?

1) U can call all over the place to try to remember what
appointments are when and where.
2) U can hire a private secretary so that u won't have to
talk to yourself like a crazy person.
3) Until Siri becomes a tad more intuitive, u can record notes
and play them back.
4) U can rely on the ole gray matter in the brain.
It's supposed to record everything one has ever done and said
somewhere in there, so use your brain, it's free.
Just a thought :-)