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Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jul 15, 2019 12:58 PM
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I was just trying to help a fellow laundromat owner. He asked what other income streams we might have had some experience with and that’s what I provided. I hope it was helpful. I operate 6 stores in NY and have always found the addition of these machines to be a good extra income stream. Other than ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jul 13, 2019 12:11 PM
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You may want to consider more traditional approach  my most profitable is retail sales of soap and ancillary items to your customers. This doesn't include the boxes I also offer in a Vend Rite machine.  My second best producer is a game called Pusher. While some of my other don't produce substantial ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jul 13, 2019 11:42 AM
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What I do is bring my bad quarters and loose change to a coin counting machine at my bank. you need to have a talk with this perpetrator of your quarters. Maybe have a discussion with the operator of the in apartments machines. Tell him you are no longer giving out quarters to non customers and advise ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jul 8, 2019 11:25 AM
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Vend Rite board refurbishing Try Commercial Laundry Solutions. They have repaired many none traditional boards for me. Alex # 718-986-9896
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jul 6, 2019 4:51 PM
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Have your board refurbished ------------------------------ DENISE RUBENSTEIN Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jun 7, 2019 1:05 PM
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My security camera system allows voice communication back and forth. This works great for me. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 10, 2019 3:04 PM
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Since we get so many people dropping off on weekends we charge extra .25/lb on weekends. No problem. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 10, 2019 2:42 PM
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Hi Larry wow you sure have a clean roof. I guess another added advantage is you don't get lint build up.  I also have a problem in the summer with my A/C coils getting clogged with lint. Do you have a solution for that too?? Thanks ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 9, 2019 7:32 PM
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Thank you Larry for the feed back😀 ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 9, 2019 5:53 PM
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Thank you Les😀
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 9, 2019 1:31 PM
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Thank you Les😀 ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 9, 2019 11:56 AM
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If you add a sloping roof how to you deal with existing HVAC units? ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 9, 2019 11:44 AM
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I would never by a laundromat especially one that has such a large % of wash and fold if I weren't given the phone #. Major red flag. You should also get a none compete clause as well as not being able to sell or share customer list to anybody. If they don't agree to All of these stipulations don't do ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 8, 2019 12:38 PM
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Does Mountain rebuild timers?
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I also charge more on the weekends ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Apr 7, 2019 10:04 AM
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Hi, has  anyone had a good experience with rebuilt timers ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Feb 27, 2019 6:58 PM
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I believe the point Winston is trying to make is why spend the money on a 80lb. If the customer can’t recognize that at $8 there getting a 80lb not the 60lb at $6. Why pay more if customers think same for less. Just put in 60’s and bypass the 80’s maybe go from 60 to 100.
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Feb 16, 2019 12:33 PM
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What size washer or $ amount do you add to their cards? ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Feb 5, 2019 12:16 PM
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We don't look at extra profit centers as a break it or leave it. I say if you need these additional  profit centers to pay the bills you need to evaluate the main business first. We look at our mats as to how to generate extra income from all our usable square footage in store. We have ATM, video, pay ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Feb 5, 2019 11:52 AM
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I smear a coating of marine grade grease on all my fittings and never have a rusting problem ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Feb 5, 2019 11:44 AM
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It's very time consuming running a rout. Let the appartment laundry's be. As stated they are usually run very poorly. How do you know they are your main competitors? Instead of spreading yourself out further with a rout invest the money on another location. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 20, 2019 9:02 PM
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Why would you want to increase your overhead. You can use the day attendant to do wash and fold when she’s not helping customers or cleaning. If unattended store hire a daytime attendant to do wash and fold. You will then at least have the store attendant part of the day. My thoughts are always how to ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 16, 2019 11:36 AM
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Why not sell the business and open one near your residence. It seems to be much easier to run. I'm not saying can't be done. But why? ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 16, 2019 11:19 AM
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Check. cashing, used items consignment shop, something that would bring your demographic. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 15, 2019 12:13 PM
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What would be the least amount of money you would be satisfied making for the time and money invested. If you go to small, or don't have enough of a customer base the return may not be worth the effort. Maybe intigrade it with another type of business. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 13, 2019 1:40 PM
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Thank you all for your suggestions on how to lint lint in A/C coils 😀 ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 12, 2019 2:25 PM
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While we're on the subject of lint. Does anyone have suggestion on how to limit the lint coming out of the exhaust vents on the roof. I have consistent problem in summer with my air conditioning coils and roof drains getting clogged with the exhaust lint. Even the store next to me get clogged A/C units ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 10, 2019 5:39 PM
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I have one that’s been with me 9 years. Very dedicated & reliable. I find 50-60 good age.
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Try contacting some of the computer re-ferbishing companies listed in back of our magazine ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 9, 2019 1:46 PM
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I think the best way to honor him is by upgrading to new Wascomats or Electrolux machines. His family is still a big part of his company. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 9, 2019 1:42 PM
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I agree with Larry. Keep a few for those customers that are only accustom to to loaders. The new top loaders have many program options ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 6, 2019 12:09 PM
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Look into tax incentives for employing these people. Some areas even have placement services that will supply a person to work along side the person until they get trained. I have done it with mixed results. It's important to get other employees on board. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 6, 2019 12:00 PM
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If you don't buy a multi bill dispenser I would recommend dispensing in $10's. Customer may not want $20 in quarters. I recommend checking prices charged in your area and be at the higher price. Your not looking to attract customers into the store just to use ATM. The laundromat customer is a captured ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 6, 2019 11:47 AM
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I agree the washers are probably out of balance. Check that all your bolts are tight. Most manufacturers recommend cementing over frame to further secure. Vibrations will eventually cause the bearings to go as well. Does the floor shake to? If yes and have basement you may want to lnstall extra support ...
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Never cap off an exhaust or fresh air line. What triggers the fan to go on? ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 3, 2019 4:27 PM
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Jake re-programed my 15 yr. old Maytag's now they use over 50% less water.
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 3, 2019 9:06 AM
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Coin and credit cards are way to go. I don't believe you should limit your customer base in any way. Most important is the condition you keep your store and bathroom in. Have the friendliest and knowledgeable staff. Be the best at executing on all levels. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Jan 3, 2019 8:34 AM
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Also check Vested Business Brokes ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 31, 2018 8:22 PM
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The best there is Commercial Laundry Solutions. Brooklyn. Ask for Jake the owner he will set you up. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 28, 2018 5:59 PM
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My experience being in the business over 20 yrs. owning and flipping stores. Close the store. Put big sing in window saying renovations and new equipment coming soon. You will build anticipation and once you re-open all customers will want to go there at least once to check it out. Whether they come ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 18, 2018 1:35 PM
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Why did the Code Enforcement come to know about you upgrading your equipment? Usually only involved when exterior or interior changes are made. I think you still should be able to keep your Grandfathered in status.
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 18, 2018 1:35 PM
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Have found that dishwasher detergent works well
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 18, 2018 11:43 AM
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We use any oven cleaner ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 18, 2018 11:42 AM
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We charge an extra 3-$5 extra for down. We have a few 50lb. dryers. We put a sneaker in with the comforter to help fluff it up. We just keep drying until dry. Regardless of how long it takes. We also put bounce sheets in it. We don't seal bag we put comforter in. We have gained many customers over the ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 18, 2018 8:59 AM
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Go with a concreat company that has done Many Laundromats. Get references. If he's experienced he will know the best way to construct the slabes.  Why need steel bases? You can bolt directly to the slab. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 18, 2018 8:56 AM
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Definitely form a separate S Corp. or LLC for each business. If you own building keep that separate as well. Bounce it off your account. As long it's not the one that recommended a C Corp. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY --- ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 15, 2018 11:41 AM
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Did you apply for any type of building or any permits? Usually you don't need to get a permit to replace machine. If no interior alterations should be grandfathered in.  Or you may just have to go for the expense of moving panel. You should have at least one cart move through the isle when both doors ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 14, 2018 11:47 AM
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Make sure you check your lease. They usually require minimum amounts that landlord requires. Also sometimes they even request a specified rated insurer. ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 14, 2018 11:39 AM
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It is my experience that when you have competition you need to spend money not look to cut costs. You must invest in face lift of store and have meeting with employees about the need to interact with the customer to build relationships. Try to remember as many names as possible. Unless you give people ...
Posted By DENISE RUBENSTEIN Dec 14, 2018 11:31 AM
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Why you selling equipment ------------------------------ Denise Rubenstein Store Owner/ Employee Laundermagic of Patchogue Bayport NY ------------------------------