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What do you wish you could buy from a vending machine?

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Sausage vending machines booming in Germany

Hungry Germans craving a sausage in the dead of night are increasingly turning to vending machines for their bratwurst, bockwurst, and barbecue meats.

The machines are “booming” outside German cities where shops are less likely to stay open for long hours, according to a survey by the German Press Agency.

Source: Independent

I've never had the immense pleasure of eating a sausage straight out of a vending machine and I'm not entirely sure they'd catch on here, but what vending machine would you like to see?

When
you're sat waiting for an appointment and a selection of chocolate bars are beckoning you across the room, what do you wish that shiny vending machine was offering instead? What's the weirdest thing you've seen a vending machine sell?
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    I have seen vending machines that sell food. That is the strangest thing I have ever seen a vending machine sell. I was talking about this with a friend earlier and she wondered why tourist information centres do not have vending machines that stock leaflets. That would be handy for customers. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    A vending machine of hot halloumi would be amazing while waiting for an appointment! 
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Unrealistic idea: money vending machine

    Realistic: Affirmation vending machine. With a heart shaped button to press and it would give out a card/piece of paper with a positive thought/affirmation on it to make someone's day.
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    Ami2301 said:
    Unrealistic idea: money vending machine

    Realistic: Affirmation vending machine. With a heart shaped button to press and it would give out a card/piece of paper with a positive thought/affirmation on it to make someone's day.
    That is a good idea! 
  • easy
    easy Member Posts: 205 Pioneering
    Love       no idea what the price would be? 
  • Harp
    Harp Member Posts: 78 Pioneering
    If you want anything from a vending machine, go live in Japan as they got vending machine for nearly everything. I never been to Japan but seen many videos about their vending machines. They have ones that make pizzas

    I like to see in a vending machine accessible stems like magnification items, pen and paper to write things on, gloves ie for pushing wheelchairs, blankets,heat pads, something to occupy the mind
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    A school in New York has a vending machine full of books!  <3

    https://www.boredpanda.com/school-installs-free-books-vending-machine/
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  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    I have seen vending machines that sell food. That is the strangest thing I have ever seen a vending machine sell. I was talking about this with a friend earlier and she wondered why tourist information centres do not have vending machines that stock leaflets. That would be handy for customers. 
    Hi April.....I ran Tourist Information Centres in my former life! You friend`s idea of vending machines for leaflets never came up!
  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    I am not sure if anyone ever visited a Soda Fountain diner. There are some in the UK; I would love a vending machine that mixes a flavoured soda with an ice cream flavour of your choice.
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    I have seen vending machines that sell food. That is the strangest thing I have ever seen a vending machine sell. I was talking about this with a friend earlier and she wondered why tourist information centres do not have vending machines that stock leaflets. That would be handy for customers. 
    Hi April.....I ran Tourist Information Centres in my former life! You friend`s idea of vending machines for leaflets never came up!
    But isn’t it a good idea?
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    I would love a vending machine of stationary... 
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