exactly, parts are replaced with refurb parts. The reason they have problems is because our better members of society try and shove screwdrivers into them thinking they can pry out the dollar bills. They pour salted water into the change slot thinking it is a magic key that will cause the changer to dump change. If it is going to happen over and over, why keep putting in new parts? Not to mention that there are just dishonest people who want a free soda or a free dollar from the store.
TRUE STORY, back in my younger days as a route driver I had 8-10 hotels with machines. I was in the process of filling to a bank of machines one morning (10ish) when a lady comes out of her room, just awoke hair was all a mmess and in pjs. I had just shut the machine, and was going to the freight elevator to get my 4 wheeler. when I seen her come out. she got in the elevator as I was coming to top off the machine. A minute or so later the hotel manager comes up and demands that I give her the 4 dollar bills she lost, 1 in each machine. What the lady didn't know is that we had to empty the monies first and make a pick list. I asked her when she lost her money, (the manager was aware that I had already emptied the money because I traded the ones for larger bills, hotel usually was in excess of $1000) She said "right after you was walikng to the elevator" I said well let's see if your money is stuck and opened up the door. You should have seen the look on her face when there wasn't a single dollar bill in any of the four machine. She then started to stutter about how it was change she lost, ( i emptied the changers as well since it was a dollar vend) I pulled out the changer mech and asked her if she could see any money in it because I couldn't. The manager told me to have a good day and sorry he bothered me and walked off leaving the lady standing there. She watches him walking away and yells to his back, what about my money? I said " well if you will come over and put 4 dollars in the machines I will give you 4 dollars back. She just walked back to her room mumbling something about mother something or another.
One of these days when your machines aren't new anymore, you too shall have these upstanding members of the community try out your machine, they do not tend to mess with new machines as much as older machines, unless they are in an obscure location.
[ 12-02-2006, 08:58 AM: Message edited by: the saint ]
If what you did yesterday still looks big, you haven't done much today.