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Vending machines in the US are increasing their product ranges, and in three to five years, are predicted to follow Japan in offering a wide variety of products at vending machines. Apple iPods and accessories, sneakers, ink cartridges, laptop batteries, acne skin treatments, baby diapers, bottles and Tylenol, can now be bought at vending machines as operators gauge which products sell best. On university campuses, cereal, shaving cream and toiletries are top sellers, whereas at hotels or airports, the most popular items are aspirin, disposable cameras, snacks and drinks.

Mr. President, we must not allow a vending machine gap!

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pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: June 3rd, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I'd be standing in front of the machine for an hour dumping in all the change from the top of my dresser.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 4th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Heh, high-end vending machines like that generally take credit cards. :-)
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: June 3rd, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You know why this isn't going to work?

Because unlike in the United States, the smash-and-grab isn't a popular crime in Japan.
mephron From: mephron Date: June 3rd, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The one known iPod/cell phone vending machine is located in the Vegas airport on a major concourse. I think they're expecting that it might be noticed if there was a smash-n-grab.
From: yamazakikun Date: June 3rd, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
In Japan, criminals are more ambitious than that -- they started smashing and grabbing ATM machines before the American hoods caught on.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: June 4th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Well, they generally make these things pretty tough - a sledgehammer won't break the 'window', it isn't glass but lexan or some other such material. And they put these things in Airports, Macy's (really), malls, etc. The ones most likely to get hit are those on college campuses I think.