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Unread 09-22-2008, 05:41 PM   #31
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Dayum!!! Thats a lotta numbahs!!!
You beat me to the punch, you farker!!
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Unread 09-22-2008, 06:32 PM   #32
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I'm excited to see others making money off roadside. Bigmista and I are planning to do markets to start and then grow from their. I'm sure he will be just as happy as you all are to be out of an office.

Can either of you tell me how you come up with your pricing? I get on Bigmista because I say he pulls numbers out of his a$$.
I feel your pain. I can't tell you how many arguments, errrr... discussions, I have had with my darling husband over vending prices.

Looking forward to the answer to your question. :)
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Unread 09-22-2008, 07:29 PM   #33
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I talk to many people on many forums over much of the country and then looked at what my costs are in my great state of NY which are higher than most and winged it from there.
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Here is a pic of the site we are at.
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Excellent. I have thought about doing something like this a million times. Glad to see that somebody is successfully doing this. I got a few years until retirement, I'll probably just wait until then. Meanwhile I'll just do fairs, etc.
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you doing any cooking onsite or do you fire it all up in the trailer at home?
do you let the public know about the kegerator inside the truck??LOL

looks good man, congrats!
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I feel your pain. I can't tell you how many arguments, errrr... discussions, I have had with my darling husband over vending prices.

Looking forward to the answer to your question. :)
We took our totall costs for the day - labor, fuel, pellets, supplies, all groceries - everything, except the trailer and truck x 2 at a minimum. We then compared our prices to the local sit down place, made sure we charged just as much (ours is better), made the servings large and took off.
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you doing any cooking onsite or do you fire it all up in the trailer at home?
do you let the public know about the kegerator inside the truck??LOL

looks good man, congrats!

Hey Sean everything is done on site the truck stays there now. I also have a walkin cooler on site I am fixing just got a good used compressor for it from a local restaurant owner/friend of mine. I get to have my driveway and yard back.The real money is in the side beer sales
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can either of you tell me how you come up with your pricing? I get on bigmista because i say he pulls numbers out of his a$$.
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Smokinit, that is a cool setup.
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Are you able to do this through the winter???
I will be starting my vending operation in December and will be open through the winter. I can post updates for those like yourself whom might be interested.
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I will be starting my vending operation in December and will be open through the winter. I can post updates for those like yourself whom might be interested.
Yes we would love to hear updates and see pics!
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We took our totall costs for the day - labor, fuel, pellets, supplies, all groceries - everything, except the trailer and truck x 2 at a minimum. We then compared our prices to the local sit down place, made sure we charged just as much (ours is better), made the servings large and took off.
See. I tried to explain to thick Mista to factor in cost and then go from there but will he listen... (%&*$&#^@
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See. I tried to explain to thick Mista to factor in cost and then go from there but will he listen... (%&*$&#^@
Shane is a bit anal in figures. He gripes about his operating costs being higher than the competition, who uses only gas. His prices are higher, but he seems to be slowly pushing the other guy out of business.
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Anyone done this out of just an EZ up?
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