- What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen sold by vending machine?
We live in S Cataluña and in our village centre there are the usual selection of butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. It is also a centre for honey production and exports all over Europe. The butchers has a machine where you can get sausages and random bits of pig, including ears 24/7, the honey shop has similar and today I noticed that the church has a candle vending machine with a selection of sizes and colours. So anyone suffering from a nocturnal attack of the munchies can have slow cooked pig’s ear in honey, sounds delicious. There is, however, no ciggy machine or condom dispenser hence the healthy number of children around 😏Posted 1 month ago2tyredMember
Years ago, a friend posted a photo of a gold bar vending machine in a hotel lobby in Dubai. For all those moments when you suddenly find yourself short of a huge bar of gold and your safety deposit vault is closed.
The Beaufort farmers’ co-op shop in Aime in the Tarantaise valley has a 24/7 Beaufort cheese vending machine outside for those unforeseen Beaufort-less situations outside core working hours. That I can understand.Posted 1 month agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
This machine in Villa San Giovanni, Italy, sells a range of condoms and related items.Posted 1 month ago
A machine in a motorway toilet in Germany sold a “Travel Vagina”. Did think about getting one just to see what it was but I had my mum with me and didn’t fancy a conversation beginning with “What’s that you’ve got there?”ocriderMember
Should you forget to buy your Beaufort at the Bourg coop vending machine, you can be rest assured that there’s also one at Moutiers Railway Station!
Not to be upstaged by the mountain folk, you can get oysters from vending machines all along the coastal seafood producing parts of France too.Posted 1 month agoretro83Member
When I was at uni I had literally no money in my final year and I went to spend my last quid on a can of full fat pepsi to give me a little energy boost to get the last bit of my dissertation done.
Put the money in, can comes out, open it up…there’s a **** watch inside it and no drink. There was no promotion on the outside of the can, or on the machine, it looked completely normal.Posted 1 month agomogrimMember
I was doing an IT project for the Spanish part of a British Bank*, and they had vending machines with beer in the office. There was at least one (Spanish) guy who’d get one out first thing in the morning, then another, etc. etc. all day.
* nameless but rhymes with “starkly”.Posted 1 month agostewartcSubscriber
Cheap Korean Motel, me and the ex managed to find after arriving in Busan rather late in the day, went out to get a coke from a vending machine I saw up the hallway on the way to the room.
No drinks, just lube, condoms and sex toys, it was a love hotel which kind of explained the receptionists behavior when trying to check in.
Used pants. Not kidding! #japan
Been to Japan many many times, seen all sorts in vending machines but never saw any like this, always presumed it was one of those apocryphal things that appeared in Clive James travel programs but never existing, in Akihabara I guess?Posted 1 month agotthewSubscriber
At technical college we had a fresh chips vending machine. They kind of extruded out of the bottom of a heated aluminium plate into a big paper cup. I assume it was filled with something akin to Smash as the raw ingredient.
They were very thin and not particularly nice.Posted 1 month agourbanistMember
A few in this locality (which has gone from being punky to touristy)Posted 1 month ago
Syringes (yes, that type).
Bike inner tubes (everywhere).
Toothbrushes (in a bar).
And disco tunes (courtesy of a re-purposed phone booth, complete with lights and mirror ball).thisisnotaspoonSubscriber
I’ve been on building sites with PPE vending machines with hard hats, hi viz, glasses and gloves available to purchase in the event that people forget to bring their own.
Every site I’ve been on has has something akin to the lost property box in the PE changing rooms!Posted 1 month ago
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