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Old Feb 22, 2005, 08:37 AM   #1
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iPod Vending Machine

If anyone has a stopover in the Atlanta Airport, you may want to pick up an iPod at your local vending machine to pass the time...

http://www.ierna.com/cms/blog/5/spot...tional-airport
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 09:42 AM   #2
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heh, cool. ive seen bose vending machines like that in airports where you can buy a pair of earphones for the plane ride. the only downside to the iPod is how do you get music on it for the trip? unless you happen to bring your laptop with you, but if you have your laptop wont you already have your music with you?!
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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that is absolutely hilarious!!! they're getting all kinds of cool vending machines available. how long till you can get a powerbook from a vending machine in an airport??
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 09:55 AM   #4
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That's amazing - I thought iPod shuffles would sell awesome in a vending machine.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 09:59 AM   #5
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Cue posts about our materialistic society, our disposable ways and other deep/meaningful critiques... Should we just go and send this straight to the political forums then?

IMO, one of the best ideas EVER!
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 10:30 AM   #6
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That's amazing - I thought iPod shuffles would sell awesome in a vending machine.
...and themachine has a USB port that will fill it up with songs.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 10:43 AM   #7
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LOL can you say horrible idea?

How do you charge it, how do you put music on it unless you have a laptop?

LOL its funny though!
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 11:09 AM   #9
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One word, "POINTLESS".


$30 dollar premium, forget it. No music, unless you have your notebook with your, useless....just use your notebook.

It comes across as a cheap gimmicky way to sell it on the vendors and airports behalf.

Even a Shuffle would not be worth it. Might as well just sell it at a Duty Free.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 12:26 PM   #10
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silly idea i wonder how many ppl actually buy it
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 11:37 PM   #11
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Perhaps not so silly...

No, it wouldn't work for somebody that wants to listen to it right-then-and-there, but...it sure would make a great gift.

Especially if one's been away from home/family for more than a week...

Or if a birthday or event is coming-up and one didn't have time to pick-up a gift while traveling...

For those that travel a lot, a $30 premium wouldn't be so bad if it makes the difference between missing an event, etc.

And I'm not talking about "buying-off" one's family due to business travel - sometimes people just either A) don't have time to pick something out for friends/family or B) want to bring a nice gift home. Either of the preceding is an impulse buy, which this vending machine neatly addresses.

No, it's not the best value and if one plans better/has more time, then an iPod vending machine makes no sense. On the other hand, if one hasn't planned/didn't have time on a trip to pick-up a gift, then...
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 01:19 AM   #12
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What they could do to improve it would be have a set of computers beside with iTunes, where you could sign in (or make an account) and dl songs and sync. And once you log off, the songs are automatically deleted for the next user. or they could not be deleted
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 01:53 AM   #13
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stupid idea for sure, as a gift, its understandable, but not many people are going to buy them for that, there is no way to get your music on there or to charge it - pointless
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We have a sighting of a quite unusual item. If you recalled yesterday we posted about the new Vodafone vending machines that are popping, Earlier this year I passed through Atlantas Hartfield Airport on my way back from nine months out of the country. It was my first step back into American,...
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the link isnt working. please post a new one i wanna see this!
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 05:52 AM   #16
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the link isnt working. please post a new one i wanna see this!
It's a thread from 2005 but I think this (and this) should fill you in.

I have a hunch blue.machine who bumped this thread may be a spam bot of sorts.
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I saw this same thing at an airport in Minneapolis:

http://picasaweb.google.com/mikeskoreanpics/Love
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 06:42 AM   #18
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yeh theres one in JFK airport, i took a pic of it with my iphone back in summer. I was late for my connecting flight and ran past it but was so intregued i stopped dead and had to take a photo haha
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It's a thread from 2005 but I think this (and this) should fill you in.

I have a hunch blue.machine who bumped this thread may be a spam bot of sorts.
ah,ok thanks!
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Old Apr 7, 2009, 09:27 AM   #20
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Well I guess now we know how Obama ended up giving the Queen an iPod.
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Does the machine take quarters?
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Does the machine take quarters?
Snort!

Looks like a good way to pick up a last minute gift when traveling.
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