Lincoln, Neb. police are investigating an outbreak of vandalism and theft from vending machines and coin-operated vacuums. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: Vending operators should consider removing cash acceptance from machines in unguarded areas. The presence of surveillance cameras alone does not deter theft.
Given the fact that most machines in public areas have products priced at $1 and more, a vending operator doesn’t stand to lose a lot of sales by having the machine only accept credit and debit cards. 08-02-12 By Elliot Maras