World's Strangest Vending Machines

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  1. Klaus

    Klaus Senior Member

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  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    BBC news did a piece on the gold bar machine last week...

    The Pizza one looks cracking... fancy having that in the corner of the kitchen lol
    Not sure about the live lobster one though
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

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    Salford, UK
    The bike one isn't really a vending machine though, as you have to return the bike.

    I have heard though, that there are inner tube vending machines in Holland.
     
  4. psmiffy

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  5. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

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    :thumbsup:
     
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

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    Stevenage
    My local pool used to have a chip vending machine, and I had a look inside it while it was being serviced once.
    I know how to live!!!
    It contained a freezer, with pre-cooked chips, and a teeny-weeny deep fat fryer. Insert your money, and 45 seconds later you get a portion of fried carby goodness.
    It smelled...a bit like a miniature chip-shop, I suppose.
    It's not there any more :thumbsup:
     
  7. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

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    Salford, UK
    It's great, isn't it, how swimming pools always have machines dispensing bad-for-you food - it's like "Ok, you exercised, now your reward....!"

    Do gyms have the same? (having never been in one, I dunno.)
     
  8. longers

    longers Veteran

    What's the one in your first pic vending Smiffy? I can't make it out :rolleyes:
     
  9. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    Nor can I. Looks like "strawberry-and-potato" something-or-other, but my German's not up to it. I hope I've got that wrong...:hugs:
     
  10. XmisterIS

    XmisterIS Purveyor of fine nonsense

    Lol! "Nie mehr ohne Continental Fahrradschlaeuche" = "Never more without Continental bicycle inner-tubes"
     
  11. psmiffy

    psmiffy -

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    Midlands
    5kg bags of tatties - i am not that sure what the right hand one was - Weerts (I thought it was some sort of beet but!

    could only be in Germany
     
  12. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

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    Greater Manchester
    I'm sure I read somewhere that in Japan they have machines that vend used knickers!:becool:

    Odd bunch, them Japanese.;)
     
  13. 661-Pete

    661-Pete Guest

    So let's get this straight. There's a vending machine in Germany which dispenses strawberry-potato-and-beetroot burgers?! ;)
     
  14. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

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    Essex
    Schoolgirl ones at that, I have read.
     
  15. Happiness Stan

    Happiness Stan Well-Known Member

    Always miss the passing of cigarette vending machines. They might as well have had a sign saying "Hey kids, get your fags here!"

    Also loved an Indian airports take on vending machines. They had a coffee vending machine but you had to give your money to a young lady who would put the money in the machine for you and then give you your coffee.

    Who said vending machines take away people's jobs?
     
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