Archive | July, 2015

So is this a bad sign? LOL :)


Is this a bad sign…. When I think I have a mouse in my equipment room so I grab a pack of d-CON and “someone” already opened it?  “Someone” ate through the box and ate into the package…. bad idea!  Wait…. Good idea!  LOL  🙂

My Loved Ones are Leaving Me! LOL :)


My Wife tries to explain to me I need to get rid of stuff…. something about hoarding?  🙂  But…. I just really love nice equipment.  I just have to say this…. “I love Hamilton ACWs”….. sorry!  🙂  I really disagree with getting a Goldline also…. the entry unit to get is the ACW 4.  ACW 4 and cryptopay…. or this other cc system.  (Which I have not called them back yet…. But they seem awesome and you are not stuck with cryptopay.  They also do cell service…. best feature ever.)  Plus get a Mars MEI acceptor…. I know Randy might not like me saying this.  But it saved me $10k a year…. well maybe only $100-200 average a year…. over using a coinco.

Just to clarify…. I do not love drop ventors.  But I hate all vending equally!  I am an equal opportunity hater on vending.  🙂  I like making money not losing money?  Disagree all you want…. while you load your crappy time consuming vendor.  Also yes I have used a survend those are the most annoying.  I also know what you are thinking…. “I pay someone to do that for me”…. this just proved my point you make no money.  Check their car and their friends!  LOL  🙂

CM’s DebitKey vs GinSan’s ExpressKEY?


Does any vendor make their own electrical products? I am not saying which company Coin Mechanisms Inc. or GinSan makes or resells this item.  But the matter what…. a smart chip on a plastic key I think is the worse idea ever.  What about a credit card with a smart chip?  Or even the stupid idx Wickets credit card was a better setup (if they are still selling it?)…. worked just like NFC credit cards.    BTW I believe GinSan agrees with me…. they basically do not support expresskey or at least do not put it on their main web page anymore.  (If it is on their site let me know.  I can really not find anything on their site.)

Plus what is the deal with the GinSan Sensortron…. who makes it?  It is CM?  CM’s do not look exactly the same…. plus CM says they use “stainless steel rails” (whatever that means) and I am pretty sure sensortron rust.


I never claimed this! :)

hamilton1973ad made the above claim that Hamilton was the “first manufacturer of pay stations for automatic car washes in the 1980’s”.  I honestly feel that hard to believe.  Especially since Mechanical Man made claims that they could be “coin operated” in < 1973.  Plus pay vacuums were invented before 1980 so why would a pay station be any harder?