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newbie (Bedfordshire) with a few questions

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hi guys

looking to get started in this tower vend business. I wonder if anyone can advise as to what existing coverage is like in my region of Bedfordshire? there don't seem to be many mentions of bedford in this forum.....

as I said in another topic - the main thing holding me back is that the use of cash is fast dying out, and I worry it might be too late to jump into a business that isn't future-proof. I just wonder what you guys' thoughts are on this? any of you looking into card-based vending?

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Re: newbie (Bedfordshire) with a few questions

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I dont think the cash element for tower or toy vemding will die off anytime soon as it's majority kids making purchasing and its the whole excitement element of pestering parents and putting money in machine imo.
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Re: newbie (Bedfordshire) with a few questions

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I would suggest you go out and look at sites to see for yourself, anyone covering the area is not going to tell you that there is room for you. The decent sites include family pubs/eateries, wacky warehouse type places, basically anywhere there is good footfall
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Re: newbie (Bedfordshire) with a few questions

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Im in Milton Keynes, got a few sites in Bedfordshire. Mainly Beford, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable.
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Haha, so what are you telling me Style? That it's worth pursuing this or that I should stay away from your turf? :P

I'm Bedford-based, at any rate.
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Re: newbie (Bedfordshire) with a few questions

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I havnent got loads in Bedford itself, probably 10. Im pretty sure theres others operating there. Feel free to start, i will buy your sites off you cheap in about 10 months when it all goes wrong. :D :D :D :D
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Re: newbie (Bedfordshire) with a few questions

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cash will be around for a long time after were all dead :thumbup:
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Andy

That made me chuckle
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WHos Andy?
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Me