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ZoomSystems says that its iPod vending machines have been very successful for the company since launching them last year. Anita Leopold, a Zoom executive, said the company’s first two machines at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta have performed especially well. “We’ve done about $55,000 in a month in gross sales just for the one on Concourse A,” she said. Zoom’s Mark Mullins said the company now has machines, which dispense everything from skin-care products to batteries, in more than 300 locations nationwide—but that iPods are the big sellers. “We put in some iPods and found we couldn’t keep them in stock,” he said, “We found no customer resistance to swiping a card and buying a $300 item from a machine. We’re selling thousands (of iPods), and the machines at the Atlanta airport are major contributors to that.”

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1

My daughter bought a USB power adapter from a vending machine in the Mall of Georgia earlier this year.  She said it was so cool she just had to buy something!

Posted by Galley on December 29, 2006 at 2:18 PM (PDT)

2

No wonder they are selling thousands of iPods, people are using these vending machines just because is cool to buy something cool from a cool machine. hehe

Posted by thinkDifferent on December 29, 2006 at 4:04 PM (PDT)

3

They have one at the Von’s supermarket in La Jolla, my buddy had been in a nasty car wreck and I was picking him up some magazines (and sneaking him a beer) so I bought him a Nano and some Sony earbuds on a whim, it rally made his day! btw, the nurse let me give him the heinekin as well!

Posted by jumpcuts on December 29, 2006 at 7:52 PM (PDT)

4

Hmmm, yeah well, why not. iPods make nice spontaneous gifts if you have the cash. Problem is that they are blank and you have to bring them home first (or have a lappy with you) to fill them up.

What would be cool for Airports, Hospitals, Bus / Trainstations and such would be Nintendo DS units and games from a vending machine. Go Mario Kart!

Posted by Bad Beaver on December 30, 2006 at 9:49 AM (PDT)

5

Thats an odd idea to put an iPod in a vending machine. But I suppose if I saw one I would think it was a unique idea.

I agree that a Nintendo DS and games would be better in an airport than a blank iPod. What fun is an iPod if you buy it and use it with no songs? Unless you are getting it to give as a gift.

Plus the Nintendo DS is like $150. Thats cheaper than an iPod and more fun than a blank iPod on a plane.

Posted by Matt on December 30, 2006 at 1:56 PM (PDT)

6

I wanna be ur friend Jumpcuts!!!!

: )

Posted by unreal on December 30, 2006 at 4:41 PM (PDT)

7

more ‘cool’ would be, kiosks where you can load songs/albums/books onto your ipod…  and itunes lets you grab it on your desktop when you get home

Posted by george on December 31, 2006 at 9:35 AM (PDT)

8

George that could actually work quite well, seeing as how now you can get purchased songs off your iPod.  By the songs at the kiosk, listen on your iPod, then load them to your computer when u get home.

Posted by Alex on December 31, 2006 at 4:02 PM (PDT)

9

Hmm, I’d rather have another kiosk for that next to the vending machine, so people eager to buy their DS don’t have to wait while teenagers browse Britney wink

Posted by Bad Beaver on January 1, 2007 at 7:18 AM (PDT)

10

I tell you, Zoom has iPod and Proactive machines at Collin Creek Mall and I just was mesmerized by the iPod one. I saw the case I wanted for Christmas in the machine…and I didn’t get it…so I am gonna go buy it from the machines. they just are awesome!

Posted by Kyle on January 1, 2007 at 6:09 PM (PDT)

11

Hmm…  iPod vending machines.  Just the thing for someone with a freshly stolen credit card.  No wonder they’re “hot” sellers…

Posted by good grief on January 4, 2007 at 1:41 PM (PDT)

12

that is a good idea on selling iPods in a vending machine and wow, who’d think of it?  ZoomSystems.

Posted by musik4life89 on January 5, 2007 at 12:01 PM (PDT)

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