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Reel 'Em In

Profit from: live bait, mobile meals, nutrition network.

This story appears in the March 1998 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

Here's your opportunity to start reeling in some money: Vending Consultants Inc.'s Live Bait Merchandiser, a live bait vending machine you can own and operate.

The Live Bait Merchandiser can be set up at bait shops, gas stations, campgrounds, boat launches, sporting goods stores, grocery and hardware stores, and popular fishing locations with any variety of live bait. The machine costs $3,825 and is equipped with a security door, controls that allow individual pricing per selection, environmentally safe refrigeration, lighted graphics, built-in auditing controls that compute unit sales and a cash meter. Start-up inventory costs $200.

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