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Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: Petroholic] #193804
Fri Jul 09 2010 08:37 AM
Fri Jul 09 2010 08:37 AM
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Well I guess I'm wrong on the prices. Good to see them come down to reality.
Kevin you can put longnecks in any "slant shelf" Coke machine.
you can adjust the depth of the shelves for the bottle height.
they roll down the slant as one is vended.
The ones limited to the short Coke bottles have the honeycomb round drum(Vendo 39) that limits the depth of the bottle.
Yes wax that bad boy and the button and dont touch any of the paint-you cant improve nice originals and patina.

Mark

Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: marxmobilgas] #193805
Fri Jul 09 2010 08:42 AM
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I have seen a red/white original 81 at a restorers place.
SWORE it had been restored. It had been bought and kept in A/C ever since they got it. polished and waxed often..
It was selling in late 90's for $2800.

Where you going to find another???

Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: marxmobilgas] #193811
Fri Jul 09 2010 09:31 AM
Fri Jul 09 2010 09:31 AM
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Heres a ebay auction of a Nice 81A that recently sold on ebay

270595407351

$9.00 shy of $2,000

81 is king pin of the soda machines a nice one will bring good money, a correctly restored one will still bring good money. where as most of the others have tanked due to the economy like a V39, V110, C51 etc.

I have a buyer that buys complete unrestored Vendo 81s, doesnt matter on condition as long as its complete and he pays $1,500.00 for them all day long.

Joey

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Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: coke_and_stuff] #193827
Fri Jul 09 2010 12:47 PM
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Yes the market has been soft on them, but is coming back, I get 1800-2000 for unrestored 81's and not in this nice of condition, the Real nice originals like this will command higher prices to the right buyer, a really Really nice 81b sold at the chicago show in teh parking lot for 3200 this year. at first glance you'd swear it was restored, but then could find some signs of original workmanship on the insides but it was a beauty. A well known soda machine collector had no problem shelling out the cash in front of me to the seller.

so it really comes down to how nice the machine is and how many chances you have to buy one..

Good luck on the auction!

Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: PopMachineShop] #193882
Fri Jul 09 2010 07:54 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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Different strokes for different folks! Kind of like gas pumps or anything else, objects often have many different values based on a lot of different conditions! I appreciate everyones help and hopefully it works out to where I'm able to buy it! We have to include the dreaded "SHIPPING" into any equation , in order to figure the value. Its always worth more when the auction is in your own backyard! Thanks guys!


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Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: K W FRITH] #193893
Fri Jul 09 2010 10:13 PM
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WHAT IS A NICE ORIGINAL 81 WORTH VERSUS A RESTORED 81? GREAT QUESTION!NICE ORIGINALS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.I THINK WE WILL ALL AGREE ON THAT.NICE CLEAN ORIGINAL ANYTHING THAT HAS NOT BEEN RECONDITIONED,RESTORED,ETC.HAS A SELECT GROUP OF BUYERS THAT WILL PAY A PREMIUM IF ITS WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR.ITS ONLY ORIGINAL ONE TIME!NICE MACHINES WILL STILL BRING THAT PREMIUM PRICE.JUST HAVE TO FIND THAT BUYER!

Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: MARK SMITH] #193903
Sat Jul 10 2010 07:42 AM
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Coheley,
Do you the contact info for the $1200 Jacobs? That sounds like something I would like to pursue if you are not.
Hemi


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Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: hotrodhudson48] #194026
Sun Jul 11 2010 12:37 PM
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Wheres the auction at? And does it run?

Re: Value on a nice Coke Machine [Re: vmc44] #210520
Sun Oct 31 2010 03:24 PM
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I just bought a vendo 81A. I noticed that the U/L symbol on the metal serial number tag has been removed. Any idea what this means ?

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