As well as healthy snacks and popular drinks, these days, vending machines are moving away from their classic origins as snack dispensers and dispersing everything from gold coins to iPods. In Japan, you can even buy lobsters from a vending machine. And gold pops out of a vending machine in Germany–for the right price.
iPod vending machines popped up around the world when the first generation iPod nano was released. They can be found in shopping malls in America.