Apple iPods prove to be strong sellers in vending machines

“At up to $300, they are not exactly an impulse buy, but Apple’s popular iPod music players are fast becoming the must-have items among the tech savvy. Now, a company that is making it easier than ever to get an iPod says it plans to expand to meet the demand,” WCBS-TV reports. “Zoom Systems has installed iPod vending stations in airports at Atlanta and San Francisco. They have dozens of other similar stations in six cities.”

“Even though buyers are asked to plunk down a credit card for almost three bills to walk away with an iPod, the company says demand is strong, and they’ve started researching other locations,” WCBS-TV reports. “The vending machines, actually an automated kiosk, sell iPods and accessories and accept a credit card for payment.”

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22 Comments

  1. I wonder if the LOCAL iPod vending station is selling more iPods, or the accessories for them? I can understand needing to pickup a charger or sync cable that you left back at home, but impulsively buying even an iPod shuffle, that doesn’t have any music on it, isn’t going to be tons of fun on a two hours flight.

  2. “…but Apple’s popular iPod music players are fast becoming the must-have items among the tech savvy.”

    The tech savvy have had iPods for years now…

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    Shibby does not own a credit card….clueless.

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    Maybe they are buying it as a gift to give to someone when they arrive at their destination.

  3. I actually saw one of these in the airport in Madrid, Spain when I was there in September 2004. I almost shit myself when I saw it. These iPod vending machines have apparently been in Europe for some time and are very popular.

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