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Question #91118 posted on 04/02/2018 7:30 p.m.

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.