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    Quote Originally Posted by Austwide View Post
    Don't forget power consumption increases a lot in hot weather, when you add warm items and opening and closing. Use a bit less power in winter.

    [I]"Also going to use the infrared and spirit thermometer to see what the temp inside is."

    Infrared reads inaccurately in fridges, normal method is to cool an item and then read the item temp.
    Already had a glass of water in there cooled and measured at 2 degrees Nice Coke drinking temp right there, especially in glass bottles. Also, plan to chill refills in my main fridge.

    I have also taken into account warmer weather and door openings. If i put aside $10 a week instead of 7, that should cover the warmer months and the door openings.

    EDIT: Also planned to repeat power tests in summer to see the differences anyway

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    I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that I cannot afford to buy genuine vintage Coke signs and other related advertising materials without actually selling the vending machine. Or I could stop paying my bills

    There is some nice reproduction stuff out there, but no sure I want to go that route too hard, maybe one or 2 pieces. A repro lighted coke petrol bowser globe on top of my machine would look cool, but buying a repro sign feels tacky.

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    There is an old coke fridge 'Mannum, Buy, Swap and Sell', Facebook. $1000
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    Quote Originally Posted by arcadus View Post
    There is an old coke fridge 'Mannum, Buy, Swap and Sell', Facebook. $1000

    I'm not on facebook

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    looks a little rough


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    Quote Originally Posted by arcadus View Post
    looks a little rough


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    I've seen rougher exteriors.

    Its halfway between full conversion to standard fridge (level shelves installed, white bottle door removed, sealed and painted over, coin door removed so stocking door becomes only fridge door), and a vending fridge like mine since it still has the coin door, bottle door, and some slant shelves but the vending rack has been removed and a larger item shelf added at the bottom. You could almost pretend its a working vending machine.

    I've been offered various machines like this over the years, and this one has to be the nicest conversions I have seen (wooden shelves do not belong in fridges). However, I wouldn't pay $1000 for it. Also, adding that shelf for large items just above the evaporator prevents the cold air from circulating effectively. Would love to see how much moisture that thing would put out, especially in summer.

    EDIT: Don't get me wrong, I definitely overpaid for my machine at $1700. IN the U.S. the machines can go for $2-300 working and un-restored. It's just that anything with Coke lately has gone up in price, at least in the asking because of all the picking shows. Also, its damn hard to find a fully working un-restored working good condition glass bottle vending machine in Australia.
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    OK. So just to recap, Coke here in Australia do not sell off their machines at all.

    And yet....

    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lisa...ine/1201871426



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    So finally bought my first piece of Coke memorabilia to kick off my Man Cave/Coke Cave etc. Looks to be from around the same era of the "Feel the Curves" campaign that got recalled here in South Australia because the artist who did the artwork for it hid naughty images in the shadings of the ice cubes for the posters etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdog View Post
    So finally bought my first piece of Coke memorabilia to kick off my Man Cave/Coke Cave etc. Looks to be from around the same era of the "Feel the Curves" campaign that got recalled here in South Australia because the artist who did the artwork for it hid naughty images in the shadings of the ice cubes for the posters etc.

    $_20.JPG 20190112_222735.jpg 20190112_222815.jpg

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    Itís addictive isnít it lol Iíve started collecting smalls to display as well from the Bradford Exchange


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    Quote Originally Posted by kdog View Post
    Looks to be from around the same era of the "Feel the Curves" campaign that got recalled here in South Australia because the artist who did the artwork for it hid naughty images in the shadings of the ice cubes for the posters etc.
    I'd never heard of this before.
    A quick google search and I found one of the hidden images.

    'Feel the curves' indeed!

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