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Cigarette vending machine

credit card cigarette vending machine
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How about a vending machine that only accepts credit cards? This would eliminate the need to scrabble around the back of the sofa for change, let you buy cigarettes on credit and prevent kids under the legal age of getting them from vending machines (their main sourse of supply at present). I will volunteer to import/sell these machines as I am sure they will be a sure-fire winner...
ossian72, Oct 11 2003

interactive vending http://www.cnn.com/...nteractive.vending/
and even this is a bit lame.. [neilp, Oct 04 2004]

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       I think they've already gone quite a few better than this, sorry [ossian]
neilp, Oct 11 2003
  

       Oops... it seemed like a GREAT idea as I was fumbling for change last night...
ossian72, Oct 11 2003
  

       cigarette vending machines have been banned in Canada for a few years now.
python, Oct 11 2003
  

       I'm 17. I have a credit card. You're not preventing me from getting anything, not that I want a date with cancer in any case...so a nice big fishbone for you, and a raspberry to go with it.
Eugene, Oct 11 2003
  

       What is the legal age where you live? In the UK I'm pretty sure its 16 for cigarettes.
RobertKidney, Oct 12 2003
  

       There are cigarette vending machines in Canada but only in bars.   

       There are fag machines EVERYWHERE over here in germany and a recent addition is that you can use a debit card (EC euro card) to pay. You can also still use coins though.
squeak, Oct 13 2003
  

       I'm sorry, all I can think of is a machine where you buy homosexual men. (fag means gay in the U.S.)
ramsesX, Mar 14 2004
  

       Just what the world needs, more ways to get cigarettes </sarcasm>.
pogoman59, Mar 15 2004
  

       Vending machines that let you pay using your cell phone (Feb 2001): http://www.vending.org/news/phone.html
king jim, Mar 15 2004
  

       Baked widely in NZ, although in the last few years sale of tabacco has been tightened up, and now most of the machines can only be used if you go to the bar and show ID to the managers, who will then push a button to unlock the machine from behind the bar.

I dont see why they dont just sell them from behind the bar.
andrew1, Jan 23 2008
  
      
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