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Vending Locating Companies Are a Scam

Aug 19, 2008
Vending locating companies offer you assistance with finding places to put your machines. They are often tied into the purchase of such machines as well. They make all kinds of claims that don't materialize. If you are considering working with one you are putting the success of your vending machine business in jeopardy.

The internet is full of stories about scams involving vending locating companies. If you aren't paying attention to that information you can find yourself in the same trap. Some of these places offer their assistance but don't provide you with anything at all in return. You may say you are protected because you have a written contract between you and them.

Yet it is hard to enforce such a contract when the business completely disappears. Your money will be gone and you won't have any locations for your vending machines. Others do provide services but the quality of it just isn't what it needs to be. They can help you find locations for your vending machines. However, those aren't going to be prime locations where you make money.

It is almost impossible to get your money back from such vending locating companies. That is because they can disappear very quickly before you even realize there is a problem. Others know just how to write the terms of the contract so that they are legally covered. While this is a fine line, you better believe they know the laws and just how far they can push the envelop.

It isn't going to do you any good to have just any placement for your vending machines. The location has to be carefully evaluated in regards to the volume of traffic that can be expected there. This is something you are going to have to define on your own. Don't rely on any vending locating companies to provide that information for you. If you do you are going to be disappointed with the amount of money you make.

It may be tempting though when you hear what any vending locating company has to offer. They make it sound like all you need to do is invest your money in the vending machines. They appear to be working on your behalf by offering to help you find the best places for those machines. Of course they will be making money from you by offering such a service.

It is very possible to have a highly successful vending machine business. However, you need to be in charge of the decisions. You need to secure locations that you have evaluated yourself. You need to buy vending machines to place only after you have those locations under contract with the owner. Otherwise you may end up with vending machines you can't pay for.

I haven't read any stories from people that have had good experiences with vending locating companies. However, there are tons of them concerning the negative results. Do yourself a favor and avoid working with them. This is one of the best ways you can ensure your vending machine business isn't on the road to failure.
About the Author
Robert Farnham built a large, profitable vending business. He now writes about avoiding problems with vending locating companies, and the smart way of starting a vending business.
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