Dear 100 Hour Board,
Does BYU vending break even or profit? (because it sells everything for DOUBLE the price)
Dear Teach Me How to Dougie,
BYU most definitely makes a profit. In Board Question #88460 (which is an editors choice btw) Frère Rubik estimated that BYU makes around $100,000 a year off of water bottles alone. I assume that the total for all merchandise is much higher. Lets that water bottles make up about 5% of the total sales and profit for BYU vending, which gives the conservative estimate of a cool $2,000,000 annual profit off the vending machines. Hope this helps.