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News UK to get PS3 vending machines

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 4 Nov 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Tyrmot

    Tyrmot New Member

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    Saw similar to this when I was in the states last - you could even buy digital cameras and PSPs out of them!
     
  3. johnnyboy700

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    Wow, sounds like a great idea. Maybe the rest of the world will catch on rather than just Sony.
     
  4. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    Uh... if you "haven't yet seen one" for yourselves... what's that picture off to the right?
     
  5. markwalker84

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    But the majority of UK PS3 owners dont have the flash media slots on their machines... Bit of an ugly solution isnt it?
     
  6. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    looks liek a method of stopping employing people to me
     
  7. Buzzons

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    oh wow! that was the exact reason i didn't get a PS3 ... getting it / games / hd content was clearly so hard in the first place - shock amazon/play/hmv/tesco/etc/etc/.. how could i have lived without a vending machine to walk to to get one..

    *sigh* who honestly cares?
     
  8. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Because they haven't seen one physically...
     
  9. Woodspoon

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    cant see it working.
    To use marketing speak, people enjoy the "shopping expierence" too much when buying games/movie/music, for this to work.
    Most people may know exactly what they want when going into a shop, but that dosent stop them looking around and browsing through everything else on offer, just in case there's something that changes their mind or there's something extra.
     
  10. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    All I can think of is the local chavs/criminals getting the idea to steal/break into one for the thousands of pounds of goods/cash inside...
     
  11. kylew

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    USB flash drives work with the PS3. :)
     
  12. xAx

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    One of these in my local cinema already
     
  13. yuusou

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    Wouldn't they sell more if they had a women's used underwear vending machine?
     
  14. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    thats what you get for your 10th purchase, it's how they plan to stop theft as for the chavs in the area it will be closest they ever get to a female.:D

    j/k
     
  15. Shadowed_fury

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    Similar sort of thing like this in the bull ring (Birmingham), vending machines with memory cards/digital cameras in :)
     
  16. mmorgue

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    Actually, vending machines like these have been around for years and years in Japan.

    When I was there in 1995, I saw vending machines that sold virtually everything, from electronics to alcohol to soiled girls' knickers, etc.

    However, they have a different cultural attitude when it comes to theft, etc. As people here have already stated, i couldnt imagine one lasting the nite; the teenage scum would destroy them and loot them. :/
     
  17. johnnyboy700

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    Hell, doesn't surprise me as Japan seems to be centuries ahead of everyone else when it comes to Hi-Tech gadgetry. I seem to recall seeing something like these machines on a TV programme a while back but I guess the image didn't register on the old brain box until now.
     
  18. Carpet3

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    so who do you go to for the guarantee? just direct to sony?
     
  19. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Seen one already a few weeks ago... Vends DVDs and Blu Rays...

    There's a section for games, but there's none available.

    I would NEVER use it.
     
  20. Joeymac

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    Looks like an RRP vending machine. I can't imagine you would get anything at a remotely "good" price.

    However if a 3rd party did this, had a huge network of vending machines and you could pick up items you ordered from the likes of play/amazon/HMV/Zavvi/whatever... after buying online at the normal online prices. This would be the greatest invention of all time.
     
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