Non-coin Laundry

Non-coin Laundry (by Proncias [CA]) Mar 11, 2016 7:24 AM
       Non-coin Laundry (by NE [PA]) Mar 11, 2016 7:54 AM
       Non-coin Laundry (by NE [PA]) Mar 11, 2016 7:55 AM
       Non-coin Laundry (by MassLL [MA]) Mar 11, 2016 8:18 AM
       Non-coin Laundry (by AllyM [NJ]) Mar 11, 2016 9:45 AM
       Non-coin Laundry (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 11, 2016 2:28 PM
       Non-coin Laundry (by Kyle [IN]) Mar 11, 2016 3:49 PM
       Non-coin Laundry (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 11, 2016 5:40 PM
       Non-coin Laundry (by Blue [IL]) Mar 12, 2016 3:56 PM

Non-coin Laundry (by Proncias [CA]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 7:24 AM
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Has anyone had experience with non-coin operated payment systems for laundry machines? A few years ago I had a 3-unit place with a coin operated washer and dryer. I got about $200 a month from them. Nice little earner, but a lot of coins to deal with.

I am renovating a 3-unit place in not a great area, with dodgy neighbors. One of the tenants said that before I owned the building people tried to break into the garage a couple of times. I was thinking about putting in a washer and dryer, but I don’t want to do coin operated ones due to the likelihood of theft and damage. I noticed that some laundromats around here are non-coin operated. One place has a gift card like payment system.

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Non-coin Laundry (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 7:54 AM
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Haha, no way! You will have everyone of the tenants friends, brothers, and cousins over there doing laundry on your dime. Did I mention, NO WAY?

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Non-coin Laundry (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 7:55 AM
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Cards maybe, I thought you meant non-coin as in FREE!

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Non-coin Laundry (by MassLL [MA]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 8:18 AM
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About twelve yrs ago, I was a tenant in a complex in CA. Just before I moved out, they switched to card operated machines in their building. We had to buy the cards from the main office and they worked fine. But I can’t remember if when we moved out, we could turn in the cards to the office and get back any balance left on the cards.

If that’s the kind of machines you are looking at, investigate how any balance left on cards can be handled.

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Non-coin Laundry (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 9:45 AM
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I would go for the coin ops and make sure the area is secure. Non coin op is a recipe for theft of services. A woman who owned a building next to one of ours, and lived in another state, was calling constantly crying that her water bills were $400 a month for a duplex. Her tenants were charging people to do wash and fold for their clothes. What a nightmare. Even raising rent won’t cover that. I do have three duplexes with non coin op but these folks are not about to take in someone’s laundry and the water bills are OK except for one and I think there must be a leak somewhere and I am trying to track that down. If I can’t find a leak then something is not OK and I will have to figure it out.

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Non-coin Laundry (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 2:28 PM
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No experience here, just thoughts…

I assume card readers are expensive.

One place used tokens – buy them at the office, used traditional coin mechanisms, worthless to steal.

BRAD

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Non-coin Laundry (by Kyle [IN]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 3:49 PM
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I think most of these use a card that has to be reloaded at a separate machine. If you have that machine in the garage too, the money would still be subject to theft.

There may be an online option available, but you would need to have an internet connection for your washers and dryers then.

The price of the card system may be cost prohibitive for a 3 unit building.

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Non-coin Laundry (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 5:40 PM
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Typically the ratio used is 7 apartments per washing machine…….so your three tenants would have to be doing double the laundry than a typical family.

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Non-coin Laundry (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Mar 12, 2016 3:56 PM
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My son lived in a high rise in DC, they had this system. The machine was in the lobby by the entry which had 24 hour person at the desk. You loaded the card at the macine then used it in the laudry in the basement.

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