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Old 08-22-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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A fully automated, coin-operated car vending machine is coming to the site next to Tom Leonard's Farmer's Market in Short Pump. CARVANA's 71ft machine will be visible from I-64, only minutes down the road from CarMax's corporate headquarters. A similar machine was built in Nashville and others will be under construction in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

Six-story ‘car vending machine’ proposed in Short Pump


If ever there were a problem that didn't really need a solution...But it's still pretty cool!

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Old 09-03-2016, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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"If ever there were a problem that didn't really need a solution".....no....this is part of the solution to the painful process of buying a car via a dealer. Try it next time, you may swear off car lots like we have just done. After several wasted trips to car lots, dealing with your run of the mill car sales people, we started shopping on line, CarMax and others...we ended up at Carvana....what a wonderful, refreshing experience. All shopping and business transactions are taken care of online, your chosen car is delivered to you (or you can pick it up at the kiosk) in a few days, you give the car a try, accept or reject. Accepting means you sign some papers the driver presents to you....and you have 7 days to try the car...don't like it, they will retrieve it, and you can start over. Carvana takes care of all paperwork, registration and all. None of the back and forth banter between you, the sales person, the boss and the finance manager....all of whom are paid to extract the very last dime out of you, leaving you with a bad taste for the whole process.

We will never shop at a car dealer, aptly referred to as a "stealer" again.

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Gemstone1
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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A fully automated, coin-operated car vending machine is coming to the site next to Tom Leonard's Farmer's Market in Short Pump. CARVANA's 71ft machine will be visible from I-64, only minutes down the road from CarMax's corporate headquarters. A similar machine was built in Nashville and others will be under construction in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

Six-story ‘car vending machine’ proposed in Short Pump
I like the business model for selling cars, but I don't like the architecture. That 6-story glass tower is offensive in a city that values traditional architecture. Maybe they could moderate the glass with brick arches to make it fit in better.
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:55 AM
 
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I like the business model for selling cars, but I don't like the architecture. That 6-story glass tower is offensive in a city that values traditional architecture. Maybe they could moderate the glass with brick arches to make it fit in better.
I wouldn't really call Short Pump the city, and I wouldn't really say that Short Pump values any kind of architecture in particular. I'd agree with you if this were being installed at, say, Libbie and Grove, but I don't think it's out of place in Short Pump.
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