Vending machines are the ultimate businesses of convenience. There’s nothing that’s better than having just about anything you need available at the touch of a button, without the need to deal with annoying salespeople working on commission, or worrying about hours of operation. So once again I bring you some of the coolest vending machines spotted around the world!
Innovative Idea Vending
ZoomDoggle.com recently released the Fun-o-Meter, which dispenses innovative ideas for 50c a piece as gathered from user comments on the website. This unique vending machine was created in order to generate additional income for the website, and there’s already a great deal of hype surrounding it! The first Fun-o-Meter is making its rounds around NYC, moved to a new location on an almost daily basis. Along with the ideas it dispenses, it also includes a map or toy, for directions or props if relevant to the idea provided. In order to keep the project going, ZoomDoggle.com is requesting that readers submit more ideas to keep up the fun!
Charity Vending Machine
Available in Japan, charity vending machines allow thirsty consumers to purchase a drink and choose a charitable cause which they would like to give their proceeds to. For those who aren’t thirsty, it’s still possible to donate any spare change to a great case conveniently by selecting the cause and selecting their donation increment. Other machines are exclusive to the White Ribbon Campaign, and drinks dispensed even include the White Ribbon Campaign logo, which signifies support for pregnant women’s health in developing countries.
Manicure Vending Machine
You might not have time to run into the nail salon as often as you’d like, in order to maintain your manicure, but you can take advantage of nail art vending machines that allow you to select an image or design that you’d like to have airbrushed onto your nails. The vending machines allow you to get an on-the-spot manicure that can only come with the convenience of modern technology!
Okay, so this Japanese vending machine may not have actually been working, but I’m not getting your hopes up, because this just might be something that we’ll see in the future. The model vending machine was designed to dispense a Smart Car or Cabrio following a $20,000 payment. Sure beats hours upon hours negotiating at a dealership with pushy car salesmen, so let’s hope we’ve got something to look forward to with this innovative style of vending machine!
Unlike the Smart Car vending machine, this one really is not a fake. Installed by Herbal Nutrition Center in Los Angeles this unique vending machine allows people requiring a marijuana prescription to pick up their fix quickly and conveniently. In order to ensure only those with a valid reason to be picking up their drugs, the vending machine verified their identity with a finger print, oh, and there are security guards to keep everyone else away, too!