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<em>We live in a world where there is so much technology advancing that once we get our hands on something new, the older version we don`t use anymore this doesn`t have to be technology related but also can be like clothes, make up and so forth. For example, when the first Apple iPhone came out.. once the second gen came out you didn`t want the first anymore, you want the second. But for all those who never could afford the second, would love to have your old used phone. The phrase <strong>Someone`s treasure is another man`s trash!</strong></em>
This is how this concept of <Strong>Swap-O-Matic</strong> takes place. This here is a vending machine that allows you put your unwanted stuff and to switch to get someone else`s unwanted stuff = your treasure. This was designed by Lina Fenequito.
How does this machine work?
- You`re given 3 free credits first
- You can either get credits by putting your unwanted goods in the machine (1 credit each) OR you can swap and get something from the machine and not use credits
Yes, it might be unsafe like someone can cheat and put in like a banana peel and get something else but there is a security guard guarding the machine.
This machine is currently located in New York City, she hopes to make more around the US.
<strong>What do you think of this machine?</strong> I think it`s a good idea to swap stuff with people but what if you swap stuff not in price range? I think there should be an area where you think the value is and you can only swap something within that value. Also, since no money is being involved this is just for the community because obviously the owner isn`t making any money off this machine unless it`s hidden and not said in the article that there is a small fee?? I don`t see it profitable for the owner.
Article via http://www.gizmag.com/swap-o-matic-vending-machine/21318/
Photos via http://www.gizmag.com/swap-o-matic-vending-machine/21318/pictures#2, http://www.gizmag.com/swap-o-matic-vending-machine/21318/pictures#4