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    I have some board with this RT2 broken.  Where can i buy some? ------------------------------ Chunan Lin Potential Investor Hanroc San Jose CA ------------------------------

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    RE: LED Lighting

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    And tonight I found a Satco 75W EX 39 Mogul Multi Beam with 9,800 lumen.  Very promising for the Parking Lot lighting because this bulb, that otherwise looks like an LED Corn bulb has 5 ea arms that fold out from the upright 360 degree position to a 270 ...

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    I picked up a cheapy $15 infrared thermometer.  I run the dryer for five minutes and measure a spot inside.  Seems to work pretty good. ------------------------------ Marc Garvie Owner Economy laundry Pekin, IL ------------------------------

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    I am curious about the comments about the demographics Not support a card system?  What is that demographic?  Because as a distributor with 37 years of experience I have not seen that demographic. i have two very strong Hispanic Laundromats and they ...

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    What do you use for Free & Clear Detergent and Chlorine Free Bleach? I have been testing many things and I have not been overly thrilled with any of them... My latest was Charlie's Soap and initially thought I liked it until I washed White Sheets and ...

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    Portage, Indiana 2007 MAYTAG: 7 20LB Frontload Washers $600 each. Contact Dennis Claussen 773-456-0477 ------------------------------ DENNIS CLAUSSEN Sunny Days Coin Laundry Chicago IL ------------------------------

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    I am looking for the most accurate way of checking the temperature in my dryers on each of the temperature settings.  What is the most accurate method, tool or device for checking these temps? ------------------------------ Todd Whitehill Store Owner/ ...

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    I did just this for my Lmat (with property).  I used Catchfire Funding.  Todd does a nice job summarizing the pros/cons, and I would make sure you understand them inside and out.  For me, it has worked out incredibly well, and not sure I would/could have ...

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    Curt:  Got it....I will check that out.  Thanks ------------------------------ Les Monthei Potential Investor Redding CA ------------------------------

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    I recently took over a 20 year old store and put in new machines and moved from quarters to CCI Laundrycard. I knew I did not want the hassle of dealing with quarters but this was the main thing I was nervous about as we are in a low income area and the ...

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    Larry, Take a look at this website for removal of the striping in your parking lot. I don't know if it can be used on concrete, but I had somebody spray graffiti on a brick building and it came right off. It worked extremely well and was easy to do. ...

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    I used this process as well to purchase my laundromat.  If you are looking at the laundromat from strictly an investment perspective as part of a portfolio, I think there are much better investments.  If you think you can get 8-12% from stocks with virtually ...

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    Tide Gain w/bleach Surf All Bounce Clorox Downey Bags I get them from the local wholesale market. ------------------------------ Joe C. Store Owner Happy Bubbles Laundromat North Hollywood, CA ------------------------------

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    RE: Ideal states

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    All good points, thank you for the feedback. I've been in the pawn industry for several years and there's a huge correlation between pawn and coin laundromat service. From a demographic standpoint, customer base, returns, etc. Interestingly enough, ...

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    I would inform the claimant that your insurance is investigating the claim and requires receipts for the clothes along with a signed statement of the detailed value of each item. Also provide a copy of the video to the claimant and require them to come ...

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    To share observations from our credit card to paper token b2b ability with the car & dog wash portitons of our facility & other receipt seeking people experiences.  The same observations to the best of my knowledge would apply to the laundromat experience. ...

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    More 2 cents. I own & operated 5 unattended, all card operated Laundromats.  The happiest day of operating Laundromats was when I removed my last bill changer.  Anyone who operates a coin-op store is forced to collect the store 2 to 3 times every week.  ...

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    Les If that lint drawer does not have a good seal air will leak past it. The dryer then thinks it is not hot enough and will add more heat. This is not enough for it to shut down on high limit but will scorch people clothes. ------------------------------ ...

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    RE: Ideal states

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    interesting I was just in Bellingham yesterday.  It's quite different than L.A. or other cities I've been in. ------------------------------ Juan Store Owner/ Employee Cocoa FL ----------------------------

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    Well definitely promotes having some serious skin in the game.    I think the better question is how many people / investors have failed with that plan execution? ------------------------------ Juan Store Owner/ Employee Cocoa FL ------------------------------

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    My demographic will not support a card system & I am perfectly fine with it.  I personally have walked out of mats that are card system because I don't like them either.  I'll go find a cash store & give them my business instead.  The card system is ...

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    Thanks for tips.... ------------------------------ Jay Johnson Owner Snohomish Laundry Company Snohomish, WA ------------------------------

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    Hello, All are great answers that should provide you with some guidance.  However, it would be prudent for you to get to know & understand your market well enough to know exactly what products they want.  That would then low you to adequately forecast ...

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    I own a card store and a coin store and in both cases sometimes you win sometimes you don't and I am doing well with that. The stores are cross marketed so all bases are covered. Customers switch between the stores often depending on their ability to ...

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    Have you spoke with Mike C at Vend Rite? He is an Amazing Tech and if it can be done - He can do it! 708-652-9700 ------------------------------ Frank Briercheck Distributor Employee Laundry Pro of Florida Inc Indialantic FL ------------------------------

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