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Gold vending machines, what next?

Postby Non Aligned States » Thu May 13, 2010 7:14 pm

No, not gold coloured or even plated vending machines. And not even in Japan, land of the weirdest vending machines. It vends gold. Wafers of the 24k gold worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Article wrote:A gold-vending machine — Gold to go — installed in the Emirates Palace hotel in the capital became operational on Wednesday. The machine attracted hundreds of tourists and locals.

The machine dispenses 24-carat gold of 5 grams to 250 grams on inserting UAE dirhams. One gram of 24-carat gold’s cost at the machine is Dh175 while in the local market, it is available at Dh149.50 (the rate on Wednesday).

It also vends gold coins bearing logos of Emirates Palace, Krugerrand, Maple Leaf and Kangaroo, which are packed in gift boxes.

Thomas Geissler, CEO of Ex Oriente Lux AG, who unveiled the machine, said the ATM is the first of its kind in the world. Developed by TG Gold-Super-Markt, a brand of Ex Oriente Lux AG of Germany, the new vending machine will be installed in the dome of the luxury holiday resorts, big shopping malls, and landmark locations of England, France and Italy in the coming weeks.

Gold to go is a special gift idea combining the joy of giving with an investment in a precious metal — physical gold, after all, is still one of the most sustainable forms of investment, Geissler said.

A computer inside the machine ensures that the real-time prices are updated in line with the online shop at Gold-Super-Markt.de. This eliminates the risk premiums usually associated with precious metal trading, Geissler explained.

“If you ever have the privilege of staying in a place as wonderful as this, you will surely want to take a special souvenir home with you,” Geissler said.

The gold ATM is largely burglar-proof and tamper-resistant as it is equipped with certain kinds of software. In case, the machine fails or there is a glitch, it will automatically shut down.

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So what does NSG think? Crazy excess? Maybe a time to visit Abu Dhabi with a tow truck?

As one person puts it:

"It would be awesome if there was a big window on the front and the gold units were nestled into those amusingly temperamental rotating coils like in regular vending machines. It would add an element of chance to the whole affair. I'd love to see some kajillionaire banging on the glass, trying to get a piece of jammed gold to fall."

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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Thu May 13, 2010 7:15 pm

Next: Taco vending machines.
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Postby Trippoli » Thu May 13, 2010 7:16 pm

I think those Nukes did some crazy stuff on those Japanese, because ever since they have been getting weirder by the minute.
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Postby The shee species » Thu May 13, 2010 7:17 pm

Trippoli wrote:I think those Nukes did some crazy stuff on those Japanese, because ever since they have been getting weirder better by the minute.

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Postby Self--Esteem » Thu May 13, 2010 7:22 pm

Trippoli wrote:I think those Nukes did some crazy stuff on those Japanese, because ever since they have been getting weirder by the minute.


It's not the Japanese, though.

I would probably not use the machine, considering that the difference is nearly $10US/g.

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Postby Lord-General Drache » Thu May 13, 2010 7:22 pm

You know, I did the math. That's $20 for 5 grams of 24k gold. Methinks there's profit to be had.
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Postby Zykorinov » Thu May 13, 2010 7:23 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.

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Postby Trippoli » Thu May 13, 2010 7:23 pm

Self--Esteem wrote:
Trippoli wrote:I think those Nukes did some crazy stuff on those Japanese, because ever since they have been getting weirder by the minute.


It's not the Japanese, though.

I would probably not use the machine, considering that the difference is nearly $10US/g.


Ah, what do I know, but there is alot other stuff to look at and go "Man, that is some weird shit!"
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Postby Lord-General Drache » Thu May 13, 2010 7:23 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.


Actually real. There're places with vending machnes that're attached to restaurants that fill your order in 30-60 seconds. :D
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Postby Trippoli » Thu May 13, 2010 7:25 pm

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Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.


Actually real. There're places with vending machnes that're attached to restaurants that fill your order in 30-60 seconds. :D


What about the whole Joint KFC/Taco Bell Menu in one machine?

E1 + E2 Combo = Hard Taco and Mash Potatoes.
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Postby Kantria » Thu May 13, 2010 7:26 pm

Lord-General Drache wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.


Actually real. There're places with vending machnes that're attached to restaurants that fill your order in 30-60 seconds. :D


Yeah. Hot food-dispensing devices (actually just a wall filled with coin-operated containers holding food prepared in an adjacent kitchen) are over 100 years old. They're called automats.
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Postby Lord-General Drache » Thu May 13, 2010 7:26 pm

Trippoli wrote:
Lord-General Drache wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.


Actually real. There're places with vending machnes that're attached to restaurants that fill your order in 30-60 seconds. :D


What about the whole Joint KFC/Taco Bell Menu in one machine?

E1 + E2 Combo = Hard Taco and Mash Potatoes.


He wants quality, not a grease colonic.
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Postby Qwcasd » Thu May 13, 2010 7:27 pm

Trippoli wrote:I think those Nukes did some crazy stuff on those Japanese, because ever since they have been getting weirder by the minute.


The Main export of Japan is now crazy. It just passed (In dollar value of course) cars.
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Postby Lockswania » Thu May 13, 2010 7:28 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.


^^^ I'm a Space Mexican, and I approve this message.

And, I thought it dispensed gold for a quarter??...
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Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.

This is probably the best idea ever. We could probably fit a small Mexican lady named Consuela inside, so they're fresh.

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Postby North Wiedna » Thu May 13, 2010 7:31 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.

This is probably the best idea ever. We could probably fit a small Mexican lady named Consuela inside, so they're fresh.
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Postby BrightonBurg » Thu May 13, 2010 7:31 pm

Hooker Vending Machines*


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Postby Lockswania » Thu May 13, 2010 7:38 pm

North Wiedna wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.

This is probably the best idea ever. We could probably fit a small Mexican lady named Consuela inside, so they're fresh.

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Jurgenty wrote:A pigs orgasm lasts 30 minuets


Mozart or Chopin? Or does it matter? And where do the pigs get an orchestra anyway?

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Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.

This is probably the best idea ever. We could probably fit a small Mexican lady named Consuela inside, so they're fresh.

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Lockswania wrote:Dun, dun, dun!!! The plot thickens!!! :eyebrow:

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Postby Wilgrove » Thu May 13, 2010 7:45 pm

I will go to this vending machine with a dump truck.

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Postby Non Aligned States » Thu May 13, 2010 7:46 pm

BrightonBurg wrote:Hooker Vending Machines*

* Don't ask me on how they would fold a live female in there,I am just the idea man in this outfit!


Automart style. Selection is made on a computer screen, payment made, and human sized door is opened. Might have OSHA problems though.

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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Thu May 13, 2010 7:50 pm

North Wiedna wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.

This is probably the best idea ever. We could probably fit a small Mexican lady named Consuela inside, so they're fresh.


Endorsed.
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Postby Zanarkenis » Thu May 13, 2010 7:53 pm

Yay! We can now put the U.S economy back on track by stealing Arab gold vending machines!
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Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
North Wiedna wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.

This is probably the best idea ever. We could probably fit a small Mexican lady named Consuela inside, so they're fresh.


Endorsed.

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Postby Caninope » Thu May 13, 2010 9:27 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:Next: Taco vending machines.


You make a fortune of that stuff.
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Postby BrightonBurg » Thu May 13, 2010 9:34 pm

Non Aligned States wrote:
BrightonBurg wrote:Hooker Vending Machines*

* Don't ask me on how they would fold a live female in there,I am just the idea man in this outfit!


Automart style. Selection is made on a computer screen, payment made, and human sized door is opened. Might have OSHA problems though.


That just might work! must make sure there are water-free hand sanitisers,and anti-virus wipes to get the DNA off the computer screen pad...
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Postby Greed and Death » Thu May 13, 2010 9:42 pm

Gold vending machines for when you think inflation will ruin the value of your dollar in the 15 minutes it would take you to get to the gold dealer.
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