I know this isn't IT, but this has fallen to me and EG is the font of all knowledge.
We're thinking of a drinks vending machine for the staffroom. Can anyone recommend a company?
How are these things financed? Would the school rent the machine, then keep the money it makes, or does it all go to the company?
Are they any good or does it taste like dishwater?
BTW, we're considering this because at present we have an honesty box, where staff pay for what they use. It's turned out to be naieve .
Last edited by OverWorked; 2nd December 2009 at 11:30 AM.
OverWorked (2nd December 2009)
Ah, loved those Kilix machines when I worked at Vodafone - they were set on free so free coffee, soup and incredibly sweet starburst drink all day
You can set it for free, subsidised, break even or profit.
I remember when I was in 6th form we had one that didn't cost us anything, but the company took it out because we didn't spend enough. You could probably rent the machine, but it'll probably cost more then it takes. I used to work for the company who manufactured MaxPax machines, even a basis machine was several thousand pounds.
Also as soon as you start enforcing payment people will just bring their own tea and coffee in.
Klix do another model which uses a brita filter as well so if your water tastes bad it'll make it better.
Get one of these!
We used to have a vending machine, and it was a nightmare. So, we got rid of it, and put a boiling water thing in (always has water available), and now staff provide their own.
Not had any complaints. We had complaints all the time with the vending machine.
A vending machine with fresh fries and Pizza, together with the usual fizzy pop vender, what a perfect IT lunch!!!!
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