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Author Topic: Looking to buy 5 to 6 claw machines for schools; any tips?  (Read 824 times)

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Looking to buy 5 to 6 claw machines for schools; any tips?
« on: November 06, 2018, 11:28:54 am »
I am looking to buy 5 to 6 Claw Machines for elementary/middle schools for their reading program and was wondering if anyone had any tips?

Questions I would love to have help with:
1. Any recommendations on vendors to buy these?
2. Other than variable difficulty, any other key features I should be seeking?
3.  What are popular prize items with the Kindergarten to Fifth grade crowd?
4. What are popular prizes with the sixth to eighth grade crowd?
5. Is there a specific brand of claw machine that is better than another?
6. Is there a specific model of claw machine that anyone recommends?
7. Anything to avoid in this purchase?

Thanks a ton for your feedback!

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Re: Looking to buy 5 to 6 claw machines for schools; any tips?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 05:34:13 pm »
Where were you when I was in school? LOL (probably not born yet).

There are several claw machines on ebay, look pretty expensive. Quick search showed cheapest around 900 dollars.

Cant give you any buying advice, I have never purchased one.