Monday, June 29, 2009

Now Buy Gold as You Buy a Pepsi

Who would have thought that one day the vending machines would be dispensing gold! Well, it's happening in Germany and soon people there would be buying gold as they buy a can of soft drink. The idea really struck me as something very novel and one that's in keeping with the troubled times.

The project titled 'Gold to Go' would see ATMs dispensing gold across 500 different locations in Germany.

I guess with the sales staff gone the gold companies could offer better bargains on such sales. Beyond bargains, this is one step closer to a more automated society. And in the longer run we would be losing the charm of shopping, something associated with personal interactions and physical inspections.

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