40 Unorthodox Things Sold in Vending Machines


This machine is a must-have for all bowling alleys. And the socks should be as cute as these ones from South Korea. (P. S. We hate Mondays too!)

Source: DramaFever


You never know when the bottom of your sole may break under your constant jogs, so being able to just dump the old pair and grab a new pair from this Onitsuka Tiger machine in Carnaby Street, London, is a great idea.

Source: Hypebeast

Flip flops

Broke a heel? Overdressed for the beach? Just love walking around in flip-flops? This Havaianas flip flop dispensing machine got you covered in Australia, Europe and Indonesia.

Source: summersinhavaianas


If you are a fan of the Italian brand, this is great for getting an exact replacement for the jeans you love. I said exactly because you can’t return purchased jeans once they’re out of the machine.

Source: Annytime


This is a bookstore masquerading as a vending machine – a novel idea indeed. If you are going to be stuck in the airport in the UK or Australia for a while, why not grab a book?

Source: Daily News

Used Books

A great idea to promote reading, pick up a book from this machine in Canada or drop in one of your own. It’s better than leaving them on your mantelpiece, collecting dust.

Source: Oddee

Skincare Products

If you can get it via the store or via the shopping network, why not from a vending machine, right? Keep a lookout for them at any American airport.

Source: Wikipedia


You might have come across a few of these in American airports since Sephora introduced them in 2010. They are a boon for the female traveler in need of a touch-up.

Source: Imgarcade

Baby Essentials

Forgetful parents who forget to pack their little one’s diapers (or any other essentials like pacifiers, baby wipes, lotion, powder, etc.) will consider this vending machine a lifesaver. This machine was spotted in Seaworld, Florida.

Source: Strangely Blogging


Not a fan of sending emails? Go old school with envelopes in these vending machines found in Taiwan – stamps included!

Source: midori-japan


Trust the bike-loving Dutch to come up with this very convenient means of transport. The machine allows you to rent the bike from one end and return it at another machine.

Source: Gizmodo


Yes, this is a gold ATM, you know, a machine that dispenses gold instead of cash. The vending machine comes with security measures to prevent robbery, and money laundering. These extremely valuable machines can be found in New York, Las Vegas, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Lisboa, Mendrisio, and Tirol.

Source: Gold to Go

Last Minute Gifts

Found at the JFK airport in New York, this one is very handy for super-last-minute shopping right before you board your flight. Grab items from branded sunglasses and scarfs to cameras and even Beats headphones.

Source: BK Vixen Gone MD


Now, before you all get excited over the possibility of smoking pot easily, you need one thing to purchase the weed in this machine: a doctor’s prescription. Also, they are only available in certain states where medical marijuana is legal, like California and Colorado, as well as Canada.

Source: Vancouver 24 hrs

Everything You Can Find In A Convenience Store

Because, why not?

Source: VendTrade


Which items do you find in the vending machines where you live? Tell us in the comments below.

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