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Free Drinks (Of Course There's a Catch)

Free Drinks (Of Course There's a Catch)

What if I told you that you could have whatever you wanted out of the vending machine for free? You'd think I was talking crazy, wouldn't you? Turns out it's not such a crazy idea. Vending machine operator Apex Corp. (sorry folks they only vend in Japan) is trying out this idea. They'll soon offer coffee & other non-alocholic beverages for free (or at a low price), but there's one small catch - you have to sit through a 30-second advertisement before you get your beverage. The machines will be posted in areas that would "best suit the customers targeted by the advertisers," but then, what else would you expect?

Source: The Food Section

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krys786 krys786 9 years
I want one near me!! However, I think the companies doing the advertising will be losing money eventually...I guess it depends on the effectiveness of the ad being shown. PS- I LOVE how cutelilbunny said "pop" and not "soda" ...that's soooooo cool in my book ;-)
SU3 SU3 9 years
I wouldn't mind! Too bad they don't have any here!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
Wow, I think it's a great idea because I like free anything, but as a marketing professional, I'd say the costs of this are going to far outweigh the revenue those ads generate!
cutelilbunny cutelilbunny 9 years
30 seconds is nothing. I easily wait over a minute for my computer to boot up. And for "free" pop, I'd do it. If the wait time was over a minute though, I might forego the drink and just drink water.
GeikoSera GeikoSera 9 years
I'm all for it. :P I don't mind paying 30 sec for a free soda.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
30 seconds? uhm, FREE SODA! i'm for it.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 9 years
ummm this is awesome y dont we have it here??
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i think a free drink is worth standing around for 30 seconds. you can chat no your phone or text. totally easy to ignore.
jendudley jendudley 9 years
Sounds like a win/win to me! 30 seconds is a small price to pay for a drink!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I'd totally listen just to get the drink! FREE!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
I'd watch the ad then take the stuff lol
aras8218 aras8218 9 years
Yeah if it came in my area i'd listen ti the 30 sec spill for a beverage.
JessNess JessNess 9 years
I could ignore a 30 sec ad for free drinks
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