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KBar Inc

829 Quintard Ave
Anniston, AL
36201

Ken Barrett
President

Ken@kbarinc.com

 

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  1. Hi Ken,
    In a pod cast you had stated that you use tokens in one of your stores. What is the advantage of tokens vs. currency?
    I am considering quarters and a $2 token. If I could find a coin drop that would take quarters, dollar coins, and a $2 token I would purchase it.
    Tokens seem to offer some of the advantages of a card: float and advertising, and less coins being deposited into one’s machines.
    Cards offer the same but with a higher start up cost and ongoing processing fees.
    Modern machines that can be started via the web, Dexter live and Speed Queen Quantum Gold, seem to offer the ability to count daily turns of each machine.
    Best,
    John
    Potential investor

    1. John
      Some of my larger machines accept quarters, $1 coins and $1 value tokens. I initially installed these in my attended store as I only have 2 large washers and coin boxes were filling up. This allowed the attendants to use and provide dollar coins or tokens during their work hours.
      I just finished converting another store to the same Imonex drops. This store is unattended. I didn’t switch the 20# washers or dryers , only the larger ones.
      An advantage besides the coin box issue is that I can now provide free washes at an unattended store. Just last night I had a water leak and by the time I arrived there was quite a bit of water on the floor. I started handing out $5 worth of tokens to the customers in the store as a “Sorry for the mess” gesture. As it turns out one customer was not sure how she was going to pay for her laundry and gas to get to her Grandfathers funeral. Paying for her wash and dry solved the problem.
      I am also switching to mailing out tokens for refunds to local customers. I will probably add a couple more then they request for their inconvenience. Not something you would normally do when mailing a check.
      Take some time and check out the interview I did with Butch Bruner of Imonex
      Hope that helps.
      Ken

    2. John
      Some of my larger machines accept quarters, $1 coins and $1 value tokens. I initially installed these in my attended store as I only have 2 large washers and coin boxes were filling up. This allowed the attendants to use and provide dollar coins or tokens during their work hours.
      I just finished converting another store to the same Imonex drops. This store is unattended. I didn’t switch the 20# washers or dryers , only the larger ones.
      An advantage besides the coin box issue is that I can now provide free washes at an unattended store. Just last night I had a water leak and by the time I arrived there was quite a bit of water on the floor. I started handing out $5 worth of tokens to the customers in the store as a “Sorry for the mess” gesture. As it turns out one customer was not sure how she was going to pay for her laundry and gas to get to her Grandfathers funeral. Paying for her wash and dry solved the problem.
      I am also switching to mailing out tokens for refunds to local customers. I will probably add a couple more then they request for their inconvenience. Not something you would normally do when mailing a check.
      Take some time and check out the interview I did with Butch Bruner of Imonex (The search box is part of the way down the right side)
      Hope that helps.
      Ken

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  3. I’m getting into the appliance repair business and I’m encountering my first huebsch originator top load coin operated washer. wascomat 125 and its not draining, I checked the pump which is belt driven and the pump and belts seem fine. any ideals what I could look for next? I was thinking the pressure switch or door lock switch? Does that sound like I’m on the right track ?

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