What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen sold by vending machine?

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  • What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen sold by vending machine?
  • Many years ago, there was a vending machine selling a variety of worms/bait outside a newsagent in Finsbury Park. Always felt that was a bit random.

    mattyfez
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    There used to be a maggot vending machine at our local petrol station. Guess they are fairly common then, in areas where fishing is popular.

    LeeW
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    The 7/11 At the bottom of my road in Singapore the was a mashed potato vending machine.

    BillMC
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    Trays of eggs at Oakham station

    mrjmt
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    Our bike storage at work has a bike stuff vending machine with tubes, lights, pumps etc in it. Some bits are cheaper than the bike shops too.

    alpin
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    The travel pussy in German vending machines is rubbish…. You can achieve a similar effect with a half inflated balloon and some hand cream. Single use, too!

    mrmoofo
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    On the A5, just north of Towcester , is Jack Hill Cafe. Essentially, it is a transport cafe, but also a meeting place for bikers etc, because of it’s cheap and substantial breakfasts. And it’s great customer service (okay, that was lie).
    It is also an overnight lorry park.
    In the vending machine, in the men’s toilets, it used to sell battery powered vibrators.
    Why does anyone suddenly need a battery powered vibrator?

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    This has been in Le Chable just down from Verbier for as long as I can remember

    Lived in a very small Belgium village for a while. They had a vending machine that sold warm bread. Actually super useful!

    Not the weirdest but nicest was a can of hot lemon tea from a machine in Japan, I expected it to be cold.

    MTB-Idle
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    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!

    Having stayed in Moutiers for a week in July I can confirm that this is the most interesting fact and attractive feature of said town – what a dump. (Great riding available nearby however).

    For me one of the tech floors in our office tower block has a tech vending machine where you can get a new mouse, keyboard, RAM etc.

    thv3
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    Saw a report on the beeb once about a gold top unpasteurized milk dispenser. Think it was on a camp site, and for 50p people would wander over with their bowl of Frosties and pour the milk straight on.

    Cow?

    PJM1974
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    Inner tubes at the road side in france.

    Trufax – I’ve never once met a French person that I didn’t like.

    You can achieve a similar effect with a half inflated balloon and some hand cream. Single use, too!

    Pretty much described pulling in a nightclub in semi rural north Essex, during the early 1990s there.

    Why does anyone suddenly need a battery powered vibrator?

    Because a steam turbine could scald people?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Saw a report on the beeb once about a gold top unpasteurized milk dispenser.

    They’re pretty common in the UK. Often found in fields going “moo.”

    Also, that’s green top. Gold top is extra-creamy Channel Islands milk IIRC.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    Local working men’s club has a vending machine in the lavatory- condom’s, herbal Viagra and cock rings. Dorothy is in for some old night!

    So how come vending machines are so limited in the UK and haven’t taken off selling a wider range of goods?

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Hong Kong back in the day – everything from sex toys to Tiffany & Co bling.

    They were piloting ‘mini library’ ones at one point too.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Not quite the strangest, given the impressive competition, but I’ve noticed many vending machines in Newcastle city centre that sell “emergency shoes” for women that have come out in ridiculous heels that they can’t walk in after one Prosecco too many.

    Better than the alternative I guess…

    giant_scum
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    Cheese toastie machine in a nightclub in wait for it Inverness!

    zomg
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    Didn’t part with my cash, but I recall a vibrator vending machine in a nightclub toilet in Leamington Spa circa 1998.

    Premier Icon lapierrelady
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    We’re between two 24hr raw milk vending machines here in the south lakes. One also sells glass bottles. Keep meaning to get some to make paneer with as I imagine it would be delicious

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