I am currently doing research on coin operated kids ride on machines. Wondering if anybody on asf has any experience or done anything similar that can give me some rough numbers.
So far the kids machines look like the best type of a vending machine to me, there is no product to stock or prizes to refill. $2 per turn and the carousel spins for 30 seconds making some kid very happy.
Having a machine with a current trend cartoon or movie such a peppa pig of frozen will attract many toddlers who are hard to say no to from their parents.
When doing research in vending machines in the past I came to the conclusion as it really wasn't worth the time with $50-$100 projected income a month.
Currently I see that it's very common to see at least 20 users per day, probably more on school holidays special events. At $2 per turn let's say that's $40 per day. I assume the shopping centre takes half, so $20 disposable income per day is not bad with the weekends hitting more.
The machine would probably cost 5-10k which is not bad and should pay off in less then a year.
Not sure about servicing the rides and how reliable they are how often they break.
I am just thinking here and would appreciate any input at all, I'm sure I am missing a thing or two