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Old 06-11-2015, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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They are usually the source of a quick snack or a drink on the go - but vending machines around the world seem to be serving a far bigger purpose.

The mechanical vendors sell everything from cupcakes to caviar and even, if you find yourself in the right place and with enough spare change, gold bullion.

Vending the rules: World's weirdest vending machines dispensing everything from gold bullion to live crab - Mirror Online
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, MD
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Wouldn't you be mad if you put your money in and the gold got stuck!

I remember being amazed about 7 or 8 years ago when we went to a restaurant in Ocean City, MD. They still had a cigarette vending machine. In order to use it, you had to put your money in and then go show someone your ID before it would dispense a pack. It was quite expensive too, at $8 a pack. Cigarettes here in Maryland sell for between $4.50 for discount brand up to around $7 for a decent brand.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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We have vending machines in Philadelphia selling hair weaves, extensions and whatnot!
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