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Vending Machines In The 60s Were Pretty Unusual, But These 15 Were The Strangest Of Them All.

We've all gotten used to the convenience of shopping online. You've literally got the shops of the world at your fingertips and with a few easy clicks, you can have your purchases delivered straight to your door. We're living in the age of convenience, right?

Sort of. What we've gained in never having to put on pants to shop we've lost in the art of instant gratification. You've still got to wait for that download, that processing and that delivery window. Check out these vintage vending machines from a bygone era of convenience. (Just so long as nothing got stuck on the way down.)

You could buy flight insurance right there at the airport.


Joseph Scherschel

It's like Redbox. But with 20 pounds of potatoes instead.


Chris Ware

This is totally the Kindle store, right?


Midcenturymodernfreak

Can we get one of these at the office? Looks delicious.


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The details of what exactly is in a fresh Ark Pie has been lost to history. But the rabbit sure looks much happier about it than the grimacing woman does.


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Mmmm, an appetizing lunch pod.


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They have to be more hygienic than the street carts.


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Seriously, why can't we get more fruit vending machines again? 


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Who wouldn't stop by to freshen up her fragrance at lunch time? Chanel No. 5, no less.


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The prices might have gone up a bit.


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It's an early iTunes.


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How did we give up on this idea? It looks so much less frustrating than those self-checkout aisles.


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I would have loved one of these in college.


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So fisherman can hurry up and wait, I guess.


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A German watch vending machine.


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Credit: Buzzfeed

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