Saturday, May 30, 2015

For Your Convenience

Meet PinkBox. PinkBox is a sex toy vending machine. From the splash page:
If you are looking for a way to increase revenue at you bar or nightclub, please contact us. We provide the machine, the product, and the upkeep. You earn money from every sale we make. Our machines have a slender footprint that won’t rob you of vital space, and we’ll consult with you to customize the product selection to suit your clientele.
 Part of the shadow price of buying sex toys, for the marginal customer anyway, is the embarrassment of bringing your purchase to the counter and having to interact with an actual person. A vending machine dispenses with that unpleasantness.

I don't think traditional smut shops have too much to fear from this enterprise however. Soda vending machines didn't destroy Coke sales in supermarkets after all. It's more a matter of filling a niche. Kirznerian entrepreneurship if you will.

I'm old enough to remember cigarette vending machines. And now I'm evidently young enough to witness the advent of dildo vending machines. What a wonderful time to be alive.

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Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?