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21 Weird Vintage Vending Machines That You Never Knew Existed, And Need In Your Life Right NOW

JANUARY 17, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

We'd like to think that in 2015, we're finally living in the future. Well I've got some bad news for you, we're not, especially when it comes to the world of vending machines.

Sure you can now buy an iPad from a vending machine in the airport, but did you know that you used to be able to do your entire grocery shopping using just vending machines? These 21 vintage vending machines were way ahead of their time.

1. Buying flight insurance used to be so much easier.

2. Nothing like a vending machine that serves beer.

3. For those times you desperately need 20 pounds of potatoes and the stores are closed.

4. Get your farm fresh eggs right from the vending machine.

5. If a beer vending machine isn't your thing, how about a machine that serves whisky?

6. Just 25 cents a book, such a bargain.

7. Why pick apples when you can get them from a vending machine?

8. I have no idea what Ark Pie is, but I want some.

9. No more waiting around for those hot meals. Get them in an instant from a vending machine.

10. Anyone up for some more eggs from a vending machine?

11. This machine actually sold already lit cigarettes for a penny.

12. I hope this machine is just selling hot dogs...

13. Fresh fruit on the sidewalk.

14. A coin operated perfume dispenser.

15. Only 10 quarters for flight insurance? That seems like a bargain.

16. Enjoy your music with this 45 rpm record vending machine.

17. Get all your grocery shopping done without having to talk to a single soul.

18. Forget your bikini? That's what this vending machine is for.

19. Why bring lunch when you can have vending machine soup!?

20. For the fishermen on the go.

21. In Germany, if you needed to know the time, you could just buy a vending machine watch.

(via: Buzzfeed)

That fully automated grocery store looks like something we desperately need here in 2015. There's nothing worse than having to battle the grocery crowds on a Sunday. I feel like things would be a lot saner if the entire store was vending machines.

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