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Vendo V216
Vendo V216  

Vendo V216
Vendo V216  
Hi, Roger, I'm hoping that you can help me out.  I have a Vendo V216 Coke Machine that is in excellent shape.  My father had it refurbished and last I checked this past week, it was up and running and the internal pipes were getting cold.  It has an informational placque on the side; from what I was able to read of it says, Model# XV216D, Serial # XV511 5483. VK7 Refrigeration Unit.  Charge 43 op. Capacity 2380 BTU.  There is another oval placque below it that reads "1851."  I have someone interested in purchasing it but am not sure of its value.  When my father gave it to me, he said it was worth $3000. but that was about 15 years ago.  Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  I will send some photos with this email as well as to , as noted. referencing this email and date.

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Vendo V-216
Vendo V-216  
Hi Michale,
I stopped answering soda machine questions because we do not deal in them, and even that I put this on my bio, I still get questions on soda machines and did try to help anyway the best I could. Until I noticed people were giving me bad feedback even when I told them I was not an expert on soda machines, but I would still try to help in any way I could. So after seeing the bad feedback for me at allexperts on soda machines just for helping, I quit soda questions altogether. But, for you it is different as you did all you could to send me photo's so I can see what you have. Soda machines are hard to research with just a model number for some reason. Coca Cola never made most of the Coca-Cola machines you see, companies like Vendo, Vendorlator, Ideal, Westinghouse, Victor and others made them for the soda companies. Anyway I do have a really good book and price guide on these and I did find your machine in it. It is all here for you and you can read it on allexperts also. See attached and thank you!

Rodger Knutson
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Expertise

I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: info@coinslots.com My web site is at: http://www.coinslots.com

Experience

I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

Organizations
C.O.C.A. and other slot and coin operated machine groups, associations, groups, and clubs.

Publications
Many, the Coinslot magazine, always juken, Coin Slot Journal, Slot Box Collector, and others that I don’t remember at this time.

Education/Credentials
Graduated from Ballard High School in 1969, went to Edison Technical Collage for a couple of years taking welding and metal fabrication, tig, mig, heliarc, also arc and gas welding and fabrication. Then Apprenticed under a slot machine technician who worked in the slot machine industry Reno Nevada, and set up bar poker progressive machines in the casino's, and repaired machine and did the repairs on slot machine circuit boards there. He also was involved in the 2 hand dealer's market and bought and sold machines at the casinos auctions for the secondary market, which includes selling used machine overseas. I learned a ton from this man; he always had the correct answers and took the time to teach me the business. My interest and knowledge in other and older coin operated machine is for the most part, self-taught. It's been my passion from back in 1968 and before, my thirst for knowledge about these machines has kept me more interested over the years, and keeps me searching for more information even today. I have meet and talked to book authors on these machines, attended hundreds of coin operated shows and auctions, and I stay with that to this very day.

Awards and Honors
Take a look at my allexperts rating, and my guest book, links to these are at http://www.coinslots.com Also you can check my 100 percent rating on ebay, as I have been there with ebay from their day one, I am user coinslots at ebay. My other awards come from the very people that I deal with, I always make them happy, no matter what it takes, but they always are happy anyway as the countless thank you letters testify to me, so I know I am doing right, and the best I can. I have found so many hard to find parts for people, I hunt them down and don't stop until I find what is needed to get that customers machine running again and back to life, that is my main goal.

Past/Present Clients
Client privacy prevents this answer, as some are VIP and famous and I will not betray the trust.

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