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AMATEUR RESTORATION Vendo 81 Coca Cola Coke Machine buyer beware! 44 56 39 vmc
AMATEUR-RESTORATION-Vendo-81-Coca-Cola-Coke-Machine-buyer-beware-44-56-39-vmc
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Aug 17, 2012
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Item location:
elyria, OH, United States

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150876108978
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BARGAIN OR NIGHTMARE? BUYERS BEWARE !!!

Hey Folks, I thought I would list this auction to show a Vendo 81B that was sold to a guy as a restored machine. I have purchased this machine from the unhappy owner, and plan to do a complete professional restoration on it. I am listing this to show you that a machine can be presented as a nice machine, but upon closer inspection, the Amateur con artist that mis-handled this machine, actually hurt the value rather than increase the value of the original machine.....

I HAVE ALSO LISTED THIS MACHINE TO COMPETE IN THE AMATEUR RESTORED MARKET, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ONLY SHOP FOR THE LOWEST PRICE.... THE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR AUCTION, AND MINE, IS THAT I AM MARKETING MINE WITH HONESTY, THEIRS ARE MARKETED WITH DECEIPT...... when a seller purposely leaves out restoration details, photos, and refuses to answer questions.... this is a sure sign of a dishonest seller.

MOST OF THE VALUE IN A RESTORED COKE MACHINE IS IN THE RESTORATION. A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE, AND AMATEUR RESTORATION WILL HURT THE VALUE OF THE ORIGINAL MACHINE.

PICTURES 1-3 show this machine as a restored Vendo 81B, and if these were the only pictures posted, then the buyer is led to believe that this is a nicely restored machine..... Crooked sellers purposely do not post close up photos, and use vague descriptions. Some crooked sellers will even list poorly restored machines as "professionally" restored.  IF THE SELLER DOES NOT HAVE POSITIVE FEEDBACK FOR THE SALE OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES, THEN YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO THEIR BUSINESS PRACTICES.

PICTURE #4 Shows the internal rust that is present in almost every old Soda Machine from the 1950's. When the Amateur does a quick "skuff and shoot" paint job, then this internal rust is left to continue rotting out the machine. A Professional Restorer always disassembles the machine down to the bare cabinet, then sand blasts down to the bare metal, removing the rust, and repairing the metal before the new insulation is installed.... WE GO ONE STEP FURTHER, WE EVEN UNDERCOAT THE INTERNAL AREAS WHERE THESE MACHINE ARE KNOW TO HAVE PROBLEMS AFTER THE RUST HAS BEEN REMOVED AND REPAIRED. SEE MY EBAY AUCTIONS!!!

PICTURE #5  Shows that incorrectly drilled and screwed molding has been applied to the front door of this machine.... this is done either because the door is off a Vendo 81C or the Amateur did now want to take the door apart to install the original molding correctly.

PICTURE #6 Shows that plastic car molding with an incorrect profile was used for side molding, also that unauthorized bootlegged decals were used on the sides.... these have hazy backgrounds, and were used by cheapskates who did not want to pay the full price for authorized decals.  

PICTURE #7 Shows that an incorrect Vendo 39 coin entry casting was placed on this Vendo 81. Most consumers would not realize this until it was too late.

PICTURE #8 Shows that a Vendo 81A or C coin door was used on this machine, as well as an incorrect slug rejector, and that both the coin and cap catcher were missing.

PICTURE #9 Shows that the original refrigeration unit's wires have been painted black with the condensing unit... this is a dangerous practice that could leed to a fire. WE COMPLETELY REWIRE AND RESTORE THE ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNITS USING NEW FAN MOTORS AND A NEW THERMOSTAT.

PICTURE #10 Shows that none of the machine's original galvanized parts were restored.... old galvanizing oxidizes, then rusts.... painting over old rusted galvanizing is a trick that Amateur restorers do all the time. This picture also shows that the vending stack assembly was not restored. AND THE PAINTED CABINET LINER HAS RUSTED BACK THROUGH THE SILVER PAINT.

PICTURE #11 Shows that the floresant light assembly is missing the light switch, bulb, and lens, and the door liner is missing the inspection plates.

PICTURE #12 Shows that the machine was not disassembled and sandblasted to remove the old paint and rust before a quick amateur paint job was done.....The entire top of this machine has paint that is checked, cracked and blistered.

MOST OF THE VALUE IN A RESTORED COKE MACHINE IS IN THE RESTORATION. A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE, AND AMATEUR RESTORATION WILL HURT THE VALUE OF THE ORIGINAL MACHINE.

BUYERS BEWARE, AS ECONOMIC TIMES GET TOUGH, MORE CON ARTIST ARE ACTIVE. MAKE SURE YOU BUY FROM A REPUTABLE SELLER. LOOK FOR THEIR FEEDBACK, ASK FOR REFERENCES.... MINE ARE POSTED FOR ALL TO SEE. SEE MY EBAY LISTINGS OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES.

I HAVE ALSO BEEN ASKED ABOUT A T.V. PROGRAM AIRED ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL CALLED "PAWN STARS" IN WHICH A SEGMENT WAS DONE ON RESTORING A VINTAGE COKE MACHINE........ THE MACHINE THAT WAS WHEELED INTO THE PAWN SHOP WAS A VENDO 39 AND THE ONE PRESENTED AS RESTORED WAS A CAVALIER 72......... THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF RESTORATION THAT CAN CHANGE ONE MAKE AND MODEL INTO ANOTHER MAKE AND MODEL......KINDA LIKE TAKING A FORD GALEXY INTO THE CAR RESTORATION SHOP, AND COMING OUT WITH A CHEVY CORVETTE.... THE PRODUCERS OF THE SHOW PULLED A HOAX ON THE PUBLIC......... WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS, SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN VEGAS, AND NOT BEEN BROADCAST ON T.V......... SHAME ON YOU !!!  

ALL THE MACHINES I HAVE FOR SALE ARE LISTED ON EBAY SO USE EBay's see other items feature on this auction.

THIS IS A LIST OF MACHINES THAT I HAVE ACTIVE EBAY AUCTIONS FOR NOW.

VENDO 39-VENDO 81A- VENDO 81B- VENDO 81D- VENDO  56- CAVALIER 72- both white front door and red and white front door paint themems available

CAVALIER 96-  VMC PEPSI 81-either all blue or blue and white

VMC 7UP 81- $7500 NICE ORIGINAL AVAILABLE

NOTE: I ALSO HAVE AN EBAY LISTING FOR WANTED TO BUY OF THESE SAME MAKES AND MODELS

THANKS FOR REVEIWING MY AUCTIONS 

EBay system DOES NOT provide a feature for those of us who ship COD. SO YOU MUST CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU PAY FOR THIS ITEM. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS: MY PHONE NUMBER IS: 440-309-5767.

MOST OF THE VALUE IN A RESTORED COKE MACHINE IS IN THE RESTORATION. A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE, AND AMATEUR RESTORATION WILL HURT THE VALUE OF THE ORIGINAL MACHINE.

BUYERS BEWARE, AS ECONOMIC TIMES GET TOUGH, MORE CON ARTIST ARE ACTIVE. MAKE SURE YOU BUY FROM A REPUTABLE SELLER. LOOK FOR THEIR FEEDBACK, ASK FOR REFERENCES.... MINE ARE POSTED FOR ALL TO SEE. SEE MY EBAY LISTINGS OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES.

IF YOU ARFE CONSIDERING PURCHASINGS A MACHINE FROM SOMEONE ELSE, AND THEY ARE USING MINE TO COMPARE THEIRS TO, ASK THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

1. WAS THE MACHINE STRIPPED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BARE CABINET, AND SANBLASTED TO REMOVE THE EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL RUST?

2. ARE THE INTERNAL PARTS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY GALVANIZED NOW POWDERCOATED OR SIMPLY PAINTED? painted internal shelves and liners will not hold up! no matter what the seller tells you.

3. HAS THE ORIGINAL ZINC PLATING BEEN RE-ZINC PLATED OR WERE THOSE PARTS ONLY PAINTED?

4. WAS THE CHROME PLATING DONE AS SHOW CHROME OR WAS A CHEAP CHROME PLATER USED WHO DOES UTILITY PLATING?

5. WAS THE CORRECT ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNIT RESTORED, OR IS THERE SOME TYPE OR REPLACEMENT UNIT IN PLACE?

6. WAS THE INTERNAL RUST IN THE CABINET REPAIRED PROFESSIONALLY AND THE CABINET UNDERCOATED INTERNALLY BEFORE NEW INSULATION WAS INSTALLED?

7. IS THE PAINT JOB DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER OR BY AN AMATEUR

8. WERE THE CORRECT ORIGINAL GRAPHICS RE-APPLIED ON THE MACHINE, OR INCORRECT GRAPHICS DONE FROM INCORRECT MEMORY ?

9. WAS THE VENDING ASSEMBLY DISSASEMBLED AND RESTORED PROFESSIONALLY?

10. DOES THE MACHINE VEND CORRECTLY? WAS THE COIN ASSEMBLY DISSASEMBLED AND RESTORED PROFESSIONALLY?

11. DOES THE MACHINE COOL CORRECTLY?

12. WAS ALL THE OLD ORIGINAL WIRING REPLACED?

13. DOES THE MACHINE HAVE ALL NEW LEG LEVELERS THAT TURN FREELY?

14. WAS THE OLD ROTTEN DRAIN TUBE REPLACED?

15. WAS THE ORIGINAL INNER CABINET LINER PROFESSIONALL REPAIRED OR IS THE BOTTOM OF THE LINER RUSTED AND COVERED WITH HAMMER PAINT TO HIDE THE RUST?

16. DOES THE SELLER HAVE ANY POSITIVE ebay FEEDBACK FOR SELLING PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED SODA MACHINES?

I HAVE ALSO BEEN ASKED ABOUT A T.V. PROGRAM AIRED ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL CALLED "PAWN STARS" IN WHICH A SEGMENT WAS DONE ON RESTORING A VINTAGE COKE MACHINE........ THE MACHINE THAT WAS WHEELED INTO THE PAWN SHOP WAS A VENDO 39 AND THE ONE PRESENTED AS RESTORED WAS A CAVALIER 72......... THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF RESTORATION THAT CAN CHANGE ONE MAKE AND MODEL INTO ANOTHER MAKE AND MODEL......KINDA LIKE TAKING A FORD GALEXY INTO THE CAR RESTORATION SHOP, AND COMING OUT WITH A CHEVY CORVETTE.... THE PRODUCERS OF THE SHOW PULLED A HOAX ON THE PUBLIC......... WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS, SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN VEGAS, AND NOT BEEN BROADCAST ON T.V......... SHAME ON YOU !!!  

BUYERS ALSO BEWARE OF CROOKED EBAY SELLERS WHO USE FRIENDS TO INFLATE THE BIDDING ON THEIR UNRESTORED MACHINES, AND THEN OFFER THE SECOND HIGHEST BIDDER THE MACHINE AT THEIR HIGHEST BID..... IF THE HIGH BIDDER HAS BIDS UNDER YOURS THAT INFLATED YOUR BID, THEN YOU ARE BEING CHEATED!!!! THIS IS A FLAW IN THE EBAY PROGRAMMING THAT ALLOWS THIS INJUSTICE!

BUYERS BEWARE: IF EBAY SELLERS ARE PURPOSELLY LEAVING PICTURES OUT OF THE LISTING LIKE THE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM OR COIN MECHANISM OR VENDING STACK ASSEMBLY, THEN THEY ARE CONSPIRING TO DECEIVE!!! IF SELLER IS AVOIDING ANSWERING QUESTIONS OR PROVIDES ANSWERS THAT DON'T REALLY ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THIS IS ALSO A SIGN OF A DISHONEST SELLER. THEY ALSO HIDE INFORMATION THEY DON'T WANT TO DISCLOSE. 

ALL THE MACHINES I HAVE FOR SALE ARE LISTED ON EBAY SO USE EBay's see other items feature on this auction.

THANKS FOR REVEIWING MY AUCTIONS

NOTE: I DO NOT SELL PARTS

MAKE SURE YOU ALSO UTALIZE THE "SEE SELLERS OTHER ITEMS"  FEATURE ON THIS AUCTION, WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MY "WANT IT NOW" EBAY LISTINGS FOR SODA MACHINES I AM LOOKING FOR TO BUY!!!

THANKS, CARL  CELL440-309-5767

ALSO BECAUSE I AM A PROFESSIONAL, I DO NOT UNDERMINE BY PREVIOUS CUSTOMER'S INVESTMENT BY SELLING MACHINES BELOW THEIR FAIR MARKET VALUE...... THIS IS A DESPIRATE ACT THAT ONLY AN AMATEUR COPY-CAT WOULD DO...... THEY SAY THAT IMPERSINATION IS ONE OF THE MOST SINCERE FORMS OF ADMIRATION, BUT NOTHING CAN COMPARE WITH 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.....AND HONESTY CAN NOT BE TAUGHT OR IMPERSINATED, IT HAS TO COME FROM WITHIN.......  

 

 

 

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