SkyBox by Maytag Personal Beverage Vendor

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  1. MarkHastings

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    I would just get a fridge instead.
     
  3. MarkHastings

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    But where's the fun in that? [​IMG]
     
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    I was thinking about one but I can get a coke machine or a pepsi machine used from Pepsi for the same money. Now one of those will only do cans but it will do about 10x the # of cans than the Maytag.

    If I wanted a bottle version only, it will run a little cheaper but it's harder to find.

    The nice thing about the Maytag is that its customizable and does both bottles and cans.. To me its worth the $$ if I wanted that.

    FWIW, Home Depot has these.
     
  5. MarkHastings

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    It's also much smaller (without the additional base) for those who can't fit a giant vending machine in our house. Really? I'll have to see if my HD has them. I didn't think they were being sold yet.

    p.s. This is also a good idea for a small business. You can have your company logo put on it [​IMG]
     
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    Yes My smaller of the 4 Home Depot's in Tulsa have it. I will bet they will have them almost anywhere. The pricing is the same as it is elsewhere.
     
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    My response has nothing to do with the drink container, but that guys HT, HOLY CRAP! It is near exactly what I want to do with my garage sometime.

    Can anyone tell me...does the HT that is done like this add value to a home?
     
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    hey, if you read the reviews, there seems to be some mfgring problems with the cooling fan from Maytag so I guess you probably should be careful about that, maybe try to get one that has a newer mfgring date or perhaps wait a bit for the bugs to get ironed out..

    Jay
     
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    I bought a dorm fridge that could hold about 50 sodas for $120 when I moved into college 2 years or so ago... so until the price comes down about, half, I wouldn't buy one. [​IMG]
     
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    Only if you're selling it to another HTF member... [​IMG]
     
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    Given the Maytag brand, I doubt it is going to happen. A fridge is NOT a soda machine. Having a friend who has had both, the difference is not small.
     
  13. MarkHastings

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    That's exactly the point. This isn't something that is supposed to replace a fridge, it's just a novelty item that is 'super cool'.

    It's just like video games...sure we can buy a video game for our game stations and play them on our tv's for a cheap price, but who here wouldn't want an arcade game in their house??? The novelty of the machine alone is cooler than anything you can buy for your game console.
     
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    Well, I kind of hate to dredge up an old thread but we just got a Skybox this past weekend. My wife saw it in Home Depot a couple of weeks ago and just had to have one. Home Depot is running a $50 gift card in the mail rebate until June 10th so that mkes it a little more palatable as it is probably overpriced by around $100-150 IMO. But then again, like someone else wrote, it is really just a gimmicky type of purchase anyway.

    So far, we do seem to have the cooling issue with the dirnks not getting as cold as we would like. I checked an many of the comments at Amazon.com mention it but that does seem to be a known issue with either the T-stat or the fan being installed backwards The Maytag repair guy is coming on Wednesday to service it.
     
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    I picked up a hotel mini bar for $30, nice little unit and you can't beat the price.
    But I gotta admit the Skybox is pretty cool.
     
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    Yeah, someone above already mentioned it but I'm going to do the soda machine, give me a full sized one with full graphics. Otherwise, I saw a mini fridge with the glass door on clearance at Home Depot for $89 that would satisfy me in a smallish HT room.

    Or even better, a 5-6 spicket soda dispenser like the ones in a fast food place.
     
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    Home Depot has had them for over 6 months now. They also have that new Maytag Dryer system as well. Both are pricey but they are appealing if you have the $$$$.
     
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    One can always do something similar. You can buy an Accord or a BMW. It simply depends on what you like, can afford and desire. Making do can be boring. Life is too short. [​IMG]
     
  20. MarkHastings

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    A "Guilty Pleasure" if you will, and it's also 'functional'.
     

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