Let’s just say that you are starting a business of selling popcorn and you are looking for a good deal on a Popcorn maker. The first rule for buying a used popcorn vending machine is to ensure that the previous owner took good care of it. You nee to thoroughly inspect it before you buy it. Ensure that the vending machine is not going to have to be sold as scrap or ultimately used as parts. If you are planning to buy several machines and the seller has several machines while offering a good deal, make sure that you check each and every machine and not just a few that they want you to check. An important rule of buying used vending machines is if the deal seems to go to be true, than it probably is. If a new machine costs $300 and the old one is being offered at $150; don’t buy it. Ideally you should not pay more than $75-$80 for the used machine. You never really can tell when the product is going to go complete out of order and you will be left with the difficult choice of either throwing it away or buying a large number of parts to bring it back to life.