Have you ever considered placing a coin pusher machine in your business? There are good reasons to consider them. They are good profit generators that require very little floor space. If you operate a convenience store, laundromat, tavern, liquor store, restaurant, truck stop or any other business where there is good foot traffic, then you have a potential location. You could possibly pay your monthly rent or mortgage with one or two of these machines.
If you are interested in making coin pushers part of your business, there are some important factors to consider. For one, the machines need to be in a secure location where they can be seen by store personnel. This is to prevent tampering or cheating, such as shaking the machine. Almost all machines sold have an audible alarm and a trap door to prevent coins from being shaken out, but for the alarm to be effective there needs to be an employee present to hear it.
Legality is another concern. The machines must be legal to operate in your location. Some areas are fine, but some have restrictions. You can check with local authorities to find out what, if any, restrictions exist in your area. The most common restriction is that you may not be able to play with or pay out real coins. In that case you would be able to use tokens instead of coins. You can exchange the winner’s tokens for trade or small gifts instead of cash. You could also load up the playing field with “bait”, such as gift cards, watches or MP3 players.
Speaking of coins used, change or token availability should be easy and convenient. You should have a change machine or token dispenser mounted in the machine or on the wall near the machine. If the player runs out of coins you want it to be convenient for them to get more coins and continue playing.
Consider the physical layout of your business. The machines need a floor space of about three feet wide and two feet deep. The location should be visible to store personnel and also easily seen by potential customers.
Once you’ve decided that a coin pusher will be a great addition to your business, the big question is, “To buy or not to buy?” You can buy your machine, or if you do not want to make a big cash investment you can have an operator install your machine for free, in exchange for a share of the profits. Typically the profit is split 50/50 between the location owner and the operator. To find a local operator just check with vending companies in your area.
If you decide to buy a machine you should avoid used machines. Buy a new machine with at least a one year warranty from a reputable dealer. You can find a dealer through the internet by using a search engine such as Google. Expect to pay between $1200 and $2000 depending on features, options and the quality of the machine. These machines provide a great return for a small investment of money and floor space. In today’s economy you need all the help you can get.