View Full Version : You people are amazing !!

04-13-2006, 07:10 PM
Those of you that just sit around bashing Creative Concepts or anyone posting anything positive, seriously need to get off your lazy asses and get out there and run your businesses !
Honestly if you spent half as much time running your vending businesses as you do posting negative comments here you MIGHT and I stress MIGHT have a snowball's chance in hell of suceeding. Creative Concepts sells Red Bull vending machines...which in turn gives you the opportunity to start and run a sucessfull vending business, BUT..HELLO ...you have to WORK to be sucessfull at anything, unfortunately , some of the people on this board thought their machines were going to be delivered "preloaded" with miracles and all they would have to do was push a button and empty the money. As far as the locations companys, I understood from day one that these people are all independant contractors and their services were offered as an "option" only to anyone purchasing machines, It was my choice whether to use any of them or find my own locations. Since I wanted my machines placed within the area I live in, I spent about 3 weeks, before my machines arrived checking with local businesses and had spots for all of them before they even arrived, I check them all once a week and have to refill about every 2 weeks..Its hard work but anything worth having usually is, my next order of 10 machines will be here next week and I have locations waiting , so it is possible, there ARE success stories out here, most of us are just too tired or too busy to write on these boards..Im glad I took a break today to see what all the slackers are doing. I wish you all the best and truly hope you view this as the "WakeUp" call it is meant to be to be !

04-13-2006, 10:34 PM
Right on redbulllady! Well said! I'm right there with you. I found all my own locations and I'm selling cans. Its hard work, but its paying off. Thanks for the post.

04-14-2006, 08:56 AM
BLAH BLAH BLAH.... We've all had enough of you Lepke. from one Jersian to another... SHUT UP and/or GO AWAY!

04-14-2006, 08:59 AM
Lepke, perhaps you should take an english / spelling class instead of force feeding us you opinions and thoughts... i can go over your posts like an english teach, and without doubt you would fail my class! what is an armature??

the saint
04-14-2006, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by Emaak:
Lepke, perhaps you should take an english / spelling class instead of force feeding us you opinions and thoughts... i can go over your posts like an english teach, and without doubt you would fail my class! what is an armature?? Maybe you should look at your own before being so critical of anothers.

04-14-2006, 09:22 AM
are you serious? this guy is just chock full of of negativity and back handed compliments. he doesn't even own machines? he is the one that doesn't belong here. there are plenty of threads on here. why does it bother him so much that we use BevNet too??

Ron Swedelson
04-17-2006, 06:23 PM
I always love how the first post from anyone almost always seem to be like they are selling their companies brand, while trying to seem like an outsider.
I personaly don't think the Vending for Red Bull type items work that well. I don't sell them, so I am going off of what I have seen and think. Red Bull and other energy drinks are expensive items. Something most people make a point of going to the store for and buying. Its not on a whim cause they see a vending machine. Sodas work because they are cheap and refreshing, they are meant to be thirst quenchers. That is not to say Energy Drink vending locations are all crap. But I am willing to bet that the majority of them are not very good. I work in a building with almost 1200 people, we have Red Bull in 5 of our 12 vending machines. I don't think we even go through 2 cases per week.

the saint
04-17-2006, 07:05 PM
If anyone would truly know about the impact of RB vending on here, I think he has just spoken.

Harris freeman
04-17-2006, 07:25 PM
I feel like I'm sitting in a 12 step program and yes I was in one. I had to sit and listen to people share just so they felt important instead of offering something of substance to help others. I once was asked not to post here unless I had something to add positive or if I flat out disagreed but not to prove anything or that my point was better. BevNet is a great source and it seems that we all need beverages to sell to make a living.

Mr Zabe
04-17-2006, 07:32 PM
I can relate to that 12 step story. smile.gif

04-18-2006, 06:27 AM
The local redbull distributor told me that the start up redbull only vending companies are not buying much product.
I guess that is to be expected. The companies are new and it has been winter.
And we all know how well cold drinks sell in winter.

04-18-2006, 08:00 AM
I think you, redbullady, are amazing if truly you've succeeded with a crappy deal like that of CC.

Who are you to come on with your first post telling hard working people to get off their lazy asses. We don't come on here because we're lazy slackers. We come here to share information that will mutually benefit people in the business. Thanks to this boeard, many people have seen the other side of the coin that unscrupulous Creative Concepts salesmen have tried to show.

04-18-2006, 08:11 AM
Excellent point dude man.

And by the way Montréal is a beautiful city. But your bagels are strange.

Mr Zabe
04-18-2006, 10:08 AM
Canada is a beautiful country.
I always enjoyed visiting the major cities and enjoying beverages that I could not get in the States. Toronto is breath taking. smile.gif

04-18-2006, 10:58 AM
How long has the RB vending concept been around? Some on this board expect it to generate numbers similar to RBNA and their distributors immediately . With anything new it takes time for people to get used to it. I would find it strange to see a RB vending machine on the street, however, thats not to say that once I saw it 15-20 times I wouldn't stop and buy one. People are creatures of habit and habits are hard to break.
I think in time RB vending will be a very valuable asset to RBNA and it's growth strategy.
Like I said before, i'm sure it took a while for Coke and Pepsi to get their vending operations started and going full swing.
I have worked in 3 different PBG plants across N. America and everyone one of them, along with the competing Coke distributor had a dedicated team of men and trucks that serviced only vending machines. Perhaps that will be the case with RBNA one day.
Convenience, convenience, convenience

04-18-2006, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by greg:

I think in time RB vending will be a very valuable asset to RBNA and it's growth strategy.
Like I said before, i'm sure it took a while for Coke and Pepsi to get their vending operations started and going full swing.
Based on my conversations with RBNA and my distributor after RBNA severed their business ties with CC, I'd have to say you were right. The tone from RBNA is that there was a huge divide between the future they saw in the program and what CC was delivering. I think they expected a more measured and deliberate approach to nourishing upstart vendors and creating close relationships between the vendors and their local distributor. CC didn't seem anxious to nurture that aspect of the growth strategy, apparently. I think they may have been blinded by acheiving their business growth objectives as quickly as possible - but that is my personal take on it.

RBNA stressed to me that they wanted vendors and distributors to have a strong mutually beneficial work relationship, and I was told in no uncertain terms that CC was not interested in playing a role in cultivating those relationships, but was rather very territorial and insistent on the vendors going through them (CC) - maybe in an attempt to carve out a permanent stake in the program - who knows. I'm not sure at all what possible benfit they hoped to gain from it, but ultimately, I believe it was one of the larger factors in them getting cut off from RBNA.

[ 04-18-2006, 01:02 PM: Message edited by: Veruca Vending ]

05-09-2006, 11:42 AM
Ive got news for all of you so called experts !!
RBNA did not sever their ties with Creative Concepts, it was the other way around, and the reason was "CONTROL" RBNA wanted CC to do all the work, sell the machines & the product but give RBNA the decision making of where the machines could be located, they even had the nerve to demand that some machines be picked up and immediately removed from some locations they did not approve of !! Excuse me but how can anyone blame CC for refusing to go along with their unreasonable restrictions ? Once a machine is purchased it should belong to the purchaser. RBNA wants full control and beware if you go with them to get a machine, it will NEVER be yours, they plan to lease them to certain distributors and maintain full control of every aspect of your business. Creative Concepts was and still is trying to help people set up their own independant businesses.

05-09-2006, 06:04 PM
It’s amazing that these vending people are given their own section on bevnet and they are not even posting in it.

I guess if they can’t annoy people in the energy drink section then why bother?

[ 05-09-2006, 06:22 PM: Message edited by: Lepke ]

Mr Zabe
05-09-2006, 06:47 PM
LMAO and a few giggles. smile.gif