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Published:December 18th, 2010 12:38 EST
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Vending Machine In Florida Dispenses Gold Bars And Coins

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A German company specializing in vending machines dispensing gold bars and coins picked Boca Raton, Fla., as its first U.S. test market, a U.S. company says.

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PMX Gold, the Boca Raton company operating the machine for German company Gold to Go, said the vending machine was installed at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton after similar machines were previously installed at international locations including the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi."

UPI

In these hard economic times most Americans can`t afford to buy a chocolate bar -- anybody who flaunts their wealth by buying a gold bar from a vending machine deserves to be hit upside the head with a gold bar.

A Boca Raton retiree who buys  gold coins from a vending machine will have his treasure stolen before he can say: Did I just wet my Depends?

For liability reasons the German vending machine company will have to hire security guards to make sure that their customers make it to their cars in one piece.

The machine updates its prices every 90 seconds to keep up with the current market price of the precious metal.

This vending machine is an abomination, and it will attract vandals, thieves and curiosity-seekers.

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