Battery empty?

@sol_cee (18436)
Japan
November 27, 2017 7:20am CST
In Japan, you can see vending machines everywhere. Mostly they sell hot and cold beverages, cigarettes, bananas, burgers, edible panties, condoms, origamis (folded paper artworks) but I saw this one (the picture above) for the first time. It’s a vending machine which sells batteries. As you can see, it has a lot of options depending on your need. Just insert some coins and you can have your AA or triple A battery. Easy, peasy, Japaneasy. :)
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@MALUSE (46018)
• Uzbekistan
27 Nov 17
Edible panties???
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Haha yeah. Of different colors too. :)
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@MALUSE (46018)
• Uzbekistan
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee This lets me doubt the Japanese's mental sanity.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
@MALUSE Wait till you hear about the used panty vending machines. But anyway, yeah, there’s an abundance of kinky stuff here.
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@JudyEv (141837)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 17
I haven't seen vending machines for half these products but perhaps they have them in our big cities. I doubt they have vending machines selling bananas or burgers though.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
The burger vending machine is out of this world. Hot, juicy burger out of the machine in seconds!
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@JudyEv (141837)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov 17
@sol_cee I wonder how it is all done. It doesn't sound like it would be easy.
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@LadyDuck (188798)
• Switzerland
27 Nov 17
Those vending machines are very practical, I would love to have them here.
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@LadyDuck (188798)
• Switzerland
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee This is what I thought, when we only need a little thing, it's horrible to stay in line to pay.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
@LadyDuck yeah, horrible. haha
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
27 Nov 17
I can't imagine being in that much of a hurry for edible panties... but lol :-) I'd like to see a picture of that one. :-) Batteries is a good idea :-)
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Haha in such a rush. Lol
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
27 Nov 17
Japan is like another more advanced planet for the rest of us. I once saw a video people having showers on the go with special shower machines.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Too advanced to be lazy? :)
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@Madshadi (9029)
• Brussels, Belgium
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee I always thought Japanese are hard working
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
@Madshadi very hardworking but too lazy to do mundane tasks. ;)
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@ilocosboy (40410)
• Philippines
27 Nov 17
Everything made easy in Japan. Its only now I learned there's vending machine for panties. Why on earth they need to sell panties through vending machine?
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Seems like the ‘panties’ attract more attention than the batteries. Lol
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• Philippines
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee but you wrote "edible panties". what's it for? who buys them?
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• Philippines
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee Uhm, yeah. Edible? I'm wondering what it tastes like? Lol
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@toniganzon (53688)
• Philippines
27 Nov 17
I've heard about those vending machines. We were supposed to go not Japan this December but got cancelled because family from the US are coming over to surprise the kids. So we moved our plan to next year. And I hope this time we really get to go. My son likes Japan.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Japan in December is very cold. I suggest spring or autumn Toni-san.
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@toniganzon (53688)
• Philippines
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee That's why we want to go in winter time. We want to go somewhere really cold.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
@toniganzon oh! White Christmas? In my case, I always go home for Christmas. :)
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@amnabas (10549)
• Karachi, Pakistan
27 Nov 17
Wow that's a great one.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Yeah. How about in your country?
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@cahaya1983 (10036)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 17
Wow, they actually sell origamis through vending machines? I think that's cute. But yeah I guess if there's a book vending machine, then why not origamis, right?
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
Book vending machines? I saw manga(comic books)vending machine though.
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@cahaya1983 (10036)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 17
@sol_cee Yep, books! Cool, no?
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
@cahaya1983 Where?
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov 17
That's a great idea, but I don't think I'd buy half of those things you mention from a vending machine.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
Hahaha my list doesn’t appeal to you. Lol
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@ridingbet (61841)
• Philippines
28 Nov 17
oh, and i thought that vending machines are only for junk foods, hot or cold drinks, and sim card loads. but are the batteries new?
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
I guess so doc. Honestly I don’t know how to check old and new batteries.
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@marlina (80742)
• Canada
27 Nov 17
Very convenient.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Indeed!
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@DianneN (92080)
• United States
27 Nov 17
Japan has so many wonderful inventions! That's an important one in this day and age. Lol to Japaneasy!
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
27 Nov 17
It would make more sense if they were the cell phone backup batteries to me
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Haha Maybe they have it here already. Only, I haven’t found one yet. :)
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee you should look for it I know in Tennessee here there's a cupcake vending machine
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
@thislittlepennyearns I’ll take a photo if I found one. :) And the cupcakes aren’t deformed, yeah?
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@Hannihar (46425)
27 Nov 17
Very nice to have all kinds of vending machines.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
How about in your country?
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@Hannihar (46425)
28 Nov 17
@sol_cee We have venting machines for coffee and soft drinks. We have a bin for recycling and can recycle batteries but have not seen vending machine to buy batteries. I prefer buying from places so can see in person.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
@Hannihar checking out the item before buying is a good practice but in here what you see in the picture(vending machine’s case) is what you get. :)
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@shaggin (39822)
• United States
28 Nov 17
Very neat idea! Much more useful then edible panties
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
Haha you’re not tempted to buy any edible undergarments? Lol
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@shaggin (39822)
• United States
28 Nov 17
@sol_cee Not in the least! My sister bought my husband and I them as gag gifts and I threw them out.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
@shaggin mischievous sister! Lol
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@hereandthere (33424)
• Philippines
27 Nov 17
even origamis? i guess they don't have time to make them anymore. what are the shapes on sale? do they buy them as gifts? as decorations?
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
It sells many kinds of designs/patterns like the famous crane, samurai sword, and more to promote tourism. Mostly, foreigners buy them. I asked my students if they’re interested to buy one, most of them said ‘what for?’
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• Philippines
27 Nov 17
@sol_cee oh, that makes sense (for tourists). do your students (or the younger generation) still know how to make them or are they no longer interested in this tradition?
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
@hereandthere Origami class is part of their school curriculum. Or so I’ve been told.
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@acelawrites (12740)
• Philippines
28 Nov 17
They are so busy, so they make life easy!
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
Sounds like a good product tag line Acela-san. ;)
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@acelawrites (12740)
• Philippines
28 Nov 17
@sol_cee oh, thanks!
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@JustBhem (46105)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Nov 17
A progressive country in Asia.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
27 Nov 17
Indeed Bhem. A first world nation which just recently pledged to help Philippines. :)
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@JustBhem (46105)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Nov 17
@sol_cee And it's awesome.
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@Kandae11 (40338)
27 Nov 17
How very convenient.
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@sol_cee (18436)
• Japan
28 Nov 17
Yeah! Making life more manageable. ;)
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