Thirteen top vending machines. OK, I learned something this week. Most of the vending machines you see -- whether in the hospital or laundromat -- are not the property of the business they're in. Entrepreneurs buy vending machines and convince businesses to allow them space and then visit regularly to replenish the machines and, of course, collect the money. Who knew?
Here are 13 of the most popular machines for those looking to earn.
- Soda and cold beverages
- Candy and snacks
- Coffee and hot beverages
- Ramen or noodles
- Beauty products, like lip gloss and mascara (these are most successful in the ladies' room at restaurants and college dorms)
- Doggy treats and bags (these are most successful near dog parks and highway rest areas)
- OTC healthcare and family planning, aka condoms, vitamins, pain relievers, stomach meds
- Cell phone chargers, headphones and accessories (these are most successful in train and bus stations)
- Laundry products
- Gumballs and small toys
- Beach accessories, like sunscreen, swim goggles and mini-towels
- Disposable masks and gloves
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