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Weird and Interesting Vending Machines

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It’s kind of strange, when you think about it, that vending machines don’t sell just about everything. They’re mostly used for snacks of course, But why couldn’t they sell… I don’t know, hats? Or cat food? Or cheap paperback novels? If you go to certain places in the world, however, you might just stumble across a vending machine that catches your eye for being a bit strange. A bit quirky. A bit full of utterly mad products. Here are some examples:

Live Crabs: A vending machine perfect for when you’re feeling lonely in Nanjing, China and want an instant crustacean pal to keep you company. The machine is kept at a cool temperature which keeps the crabs alive but in docile hibernation. If a dead one is spat out to you, you’re compensated with three live ones! Jackpot!

Holy Water: This is believed by historians to be the oldest vending machine in the world, dating back to the 1st century. The idea of holy water is slightly cheapened by the idea that it can just be dispensed from a rudimentary machine by pulling a lever, rather than being given to you by a human being with a claimed profound connection with God. The machine was invented because people were taking more holy water than they were paying for, which seems a cynical way for a religious organisation to operate. But it’s no use getting angry about something that happened 1,900 years ago, give or take a day.

Shoelaces: This machine was in use sometimes in America sometime in the 1940s, and that’s pretty much all we know about it. Inexplicably, it’s shaped like a lighthouse. What’s the connection between a lighthouse and shoelaces or a shoelace vending machine? We don’t know. That’s the most unbelievably dull product a vending machine could offer you. Still, for fans of shoelaces and lighthouses and literally nothing else, the 1940s were a golden decade.

Gold: GOLD. Would it surprise you if I told you that one of these machines was situated in the lobby of the decadent Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi? This is absolutely perfect if you’re disgustingly, nauseatingly rich, and you’re swishing around the lobby of your hotel and you realise you don’t have any gold on you. This would also make being a swashbuckling pirate with a parrot and a peg leg so much easier.

Crack Pipes: Seriously. These have been put in place in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood to stop people from using old ones that might shatter and slice the user open and allow disease to spread. A noble medical goal, but it will take a lot for me to get over the idea of a vending machine in the civilised world that dispenses crack pipes, of all things. I’m not what’s worse- this one, or the gold one. The gold one, probably. At least this crack pipe one has a reason to exist…

$45 Vending Locations – No Money Down

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This is the Location Sale You Do Not Want to Miss!

If you have been a client of ours in the past, you will already be familiar with our business model. You might know for instance that we put our vending business owners first, that’s you! You wanted a quality bulk vending locator to find you the very best locations at excellent prices, and we deliver this and more EVERY DAY! You might also remember that we are one of the only candy vending locators that require ZERO dollars upfront, every time. We do however have some exciting news, so hold on to your Vendstars and ProLines and take a seat…

Whether you are a previous customer of ours or extremely new to the bulk vending world, we have an offer to beat all others. Not only are we still NOT asking for a single penny upfront, we are reducing prices for a limited time. If you place a location order for a 1 to 3 head candy or gumball machine, we will deliver our quality locator services for only $48 dollars! That’s right, that is a $10 savings per location. If you order 10 locations, you will have saved $100 immediately. What’s more? This offer comes with a 60-day kick-out guarantee. If the location wants you out of there within 60 days of placement, we will replace the location free of charge.

For those who are unfamiliar with our services, our family has been in the vending industry for over a decade. This has resulted in years and years of experience running businesses just like yours. You need a quality locator to secure only the best locations for your bulk vending business. You have a full globe of candy or gumballs, now you just need a money-making location to place it in. This is where VendingLocator4U comes in. Let us find only the top quality and best locations for your machines. Place your order today before this special offer ends!

To say it again:

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or Candy Machines:
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Candy Machine Locator – Important Update!

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If you need Candy machines located, now’s the time!!
We have added staff to carry the load!
More Staff = Quicker Quality Vending Locations!
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Remember that you pay nothing until your machine is placed.
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The Only Bulk Vending Locator You Will Ever Need!

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We find locations for your charity bulk vending machines and honor boxes. We have specialized to just this niche of vending so that we can focus on one area and provide the best location services.

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We have been in bulk vending for over 12 years and involved in several aspects of it. We first learned how to locate our own machines and and it just expanded from there.

Currently we still operate our route that is continually growing and changing. We started our business because we didn’t feel that everyone should have to pay upfront without even knowing what they are getting.

We find the locations, you place your machine, AND THEN you pay for the service. It doesn’t get much better than that. We offer advice and tips in regard to placing your machine if you need that as well. We are here for you every step of the way.

You need a Vending Locator. You want the best locator that your money can get you. We offer that. We are confident in our services and offer an amazing replacement policy for locations that aren’t performing well.

Thank you for your interest in our company. We hope to be able to serve you in your adventure into Bulk Vending!

Please let us know if you have questions or would like us to start on your locations today!



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"I found Rodney when I was at a very bad place financially and with our vending business.

Not only did Rodney help get us the locations we desperately needed, he has gone above and beyond to help me personally with staying positive, he's provided bulk distributors, resources for book keeping, how to get more efficient, ways to make the most of our machines, and things to do to keep the ball rolling in a positive direction.

I could go on forever and still wouldn't be able to say enough about what a great person Rodney is, what a change he's been to my business and life, and how glad I am we found him... I just wish it would've been years earlier!"

"Me and Rodney were in contact for a short period of time before I decided to try him out. I started with a small order but changed it to 35 machines. The day after he pulled the list for my area I had 5 locations sent my way!  

The best part about how family vending works is that I can place the machines before I pay! So if there is a problem, I can bring it to Rodney's attention right away and not have my money tied up until it is fixed.

He also offers a one time relocation of any machines where that location is a dud. Truthfully I was not to into the idea of paying someone to locate these machines and driving the money I have invested up but I am very glad I did. These guys have been fast, professional and on top of every email and I will continue to use them. Thank you so much Rodney and I hope that people see how good of a job you do through this."
~ A user from Maine

"Very refreshing telemarketer experience! I highly recommend he and his staff. I'm over 30 locations now with Family Vending and I am pleased with results!"
~ Eli

"Obtained some mint box locations for me and followed my request for restaurant locations.  Drop off went smoothly and I placed all beside cash register. Thank you Rodney for providing good locating services!"
~ Vendor for over 8 years in North Carolina

"I've worked with 4 locators to date and Rodney is the only one I would recommend. He does everything over the phone and got us locations quickly. I don't know why it's so hard to find more people who locate who are as honest and hard working as he is but I wish all of my experiences were as good as the ones with him!" - A user from