When you want to buy an entire vending route to start, you have basically two options. An expensive option would be to go directly to the manufacturer of the vending machines and purchase the machines or even buy vending routes in their entirety from them. The other, less expensive option would be to buy used vending machines with the existing, established vending route, for sale on the free market. Let’s explore both options.
Buying new from the vending machine manufacturer
When you decide to buy vending machines new and shiny, a good way to do it is by buying from the manufacturer. You will definitely pay a premium over buying used. The upside, though, is that the manufacturer will normally have plenty of advice available to you as of what type vending route works best for the specific types of vending machine, and where to place the vending machines for maximum effect. They will be able to direct you to the place to buy the supplies, the local service person for regular maintenance, if needed, and such. In other words, the manufacturer of the vending machine should be able to set you up with good, solid information on how to generate profit with the machine they sell. For examples of new vending machines.
Buying in the established vending route marketplace
There are two websites that are by far the best sources to look for used vending machines Sydney and to buy a vending route. These are Craigslist and Ebay.
The advantage of Craigslist is that you will be able to locate vending routes locally with ease. Just go to your city and enter “vending” (with no quotes) into the search box and hit enter. You will find dozens to hundreds of offers for vending routes depending on what city you live in.
When you shop at Ebay, you can still take advantage of local shopping, which is especially important for larger items. Shipping of hundreds of pounds heavy vending machine can be hundreds of dollars too! So when on ebay.com, type “vending” in the search box, hit the search button and see the first page of the results. Then, on the left, in the “Refine search” area, bottom, under “Location”, select “within 100 miles” (or your preference) of ZIP and type your zip code. You will see only the listings that are close to you. That way you can make special agreements with the seller for shipping of the item.
A word of caution: Some of the buyer and seller protection features of Ebay will only apply when the official carrier is chosen for the shipping of the item, so check out buyer protection clauses with Ebay in case you decide to pick up the vending machine on your own.
Regardless of whether you are buying on Craigslist or Ebay, get in touch with the seller, and get them on the phone. Ask about the vending routes they did, and what they recommend. That way you will get some initial orientation as of what to do getting started. Make sure that you are talking about an established, profitable vending route.