Planet Antares, Antares Vending, Perco, Purco, Antares Corporation, Freedom Financial, Debs Fashion, Orion Products Corp, Natural Choice-Usa, Wealth Builders, With locations in Culver City, Ca, BC Canada and elsewhere in the USA, Alledgedly Had various Pro-Sumer grade machines produced and then sold for high dollars as part of a promotion for investments and retirement incomes.
Many of the phone numbers seem to be disconnected, and depending on which website report you read, or which BBB location you stumble across the company and its supply chain is out of business and or had a meriad of fines and lawsuits over promises and quality problems.
WE NEVER SOLD ANY OF THESE MACHINES. Many people say they cannot find repair parts and lots of them were brought into our repair centers. When we researched the units we found sources for many of the parts from the factories that made them for something else and sold them to Antares to be assembled into these machines.
THESE MACHINES DO NOT HOLD UP LIKE COMMERCIAL GRADE MACHINES DO. They need to be in a protected and visable indoor location.
At this point ALL OF THE MACHINES SOLD BY ANTARES APPEAR TO BE PAST THERE LIFE EXPECTANCY, and therefore OBSOLETE!
If you have kept them in an Air Conditioned environment and used VERY GOOD SURGE SUPRESSION other people are saying they have lasted well.
Machines that have begun to have parts fail are more prone to having additional parts fail when you install replacements. CONSIDER WHAT THE MACHINE IS WORTH AND WHAT IT IS BRINGING IN BEFORE MAKING HEAVY REPAIR INVESTMENTS.
They should ALWAYS BE PLUGGED INTO AN ENTERTAINMENT GRADE Surge Suppressor, Like the ones with Insurance. Each of the power plugs should be plugged into a seperate Protector as sometimes the compressor itself creates big enough spikes to eventually damage the electronics.
We offer as many repair parts as we can obtain for these, but realize they were not high quality machines. At there original prices you could have bought Commercial grade machines with a 20 plus year life expectancy and had money left over. Many of the parts in these machines show ratings and wear like home refrigerators that have an 8 year life expctancy.
We will help you as much as we are able, but we cannot be responsible for problems you are having with these machines, when we never sold them at the 500% profit many people allege they were charged. We came in after the fact and are attempting to keep these machines in service for people that like them now that the supply chain and all of the sales force seem to have abandoned them.
Neither us, nor our staff have any thing to do and have never worked for any iteration of the Antares Vending Machines companies.