by Brian Phelps
Have you been interested in getting one of those vending machine racks that hold 9 or 10 machines, but don't have $800 to $1000 to spend on one? Well, I'm about to give you the easy way for the poor man to obtain a vending machine rack.
Most vending machine racks range from $500.00 to over $1000.00 each depending on how many machines it will hold.
If you don't have that kind of money, but you really want a vending machine rack then here's what you can do to get around the financial barrier. BUY IT IN PIECES.
In other words, start by buying a vending machine rack by itself. A 45" vending rack which holds 9 to 10 machines retails for as little as $90.00 + shipping at gumballs.com. You can then attach any industry standard bulk candy machines to it.
This means that once you get the rack, then you can start buying single head candy machines or toy machines to go on it. The great part about doing it this way is that you can customize your rack how you want it. Also, you can get the candy machines even cheaper because you don't have to buy one with a stand since you have a rack. For instance, one LYPC Classic Gumball Machine without the stand retails at gumballmachinefactory.com for $49.99 + shipping. If you had to buy it with the stand it would run you $79.99 + shipping (you'll also be paying more in shipping for the extra weight of the stand).
In buying the rack and machines separately, you are saving yourself a ton of money in the short term. You are also allowing yourself to customize the rack the way you want it instead of the retailer doing it for you and then ripping you off by putting the cheapest machines on it. This way even the poorest entrepreneur can afford a vending machine rack. This is a cheat code to help start a vending business.