Skip to comments.Vending Machine Sells Live Crabs
Posted on 05/09/2011 7:57:53 AM PDT by Clay Moore
A Japanese reporter in Nanjing shows us a vending machine that sells live Shanghai Hairy Crabs:The inside of the machine is kept at 5 degrees celsius, a temperature cold enough to make the crabs go into a state of hibernation. A sign states that all the crabs in the machine are fresh: if the crab is dead-on-arrival, they promise to give you three free crabs.
Converted into yen, the prices for the crabs range between 120 and 600 yen (depending on size). By cutting out the cost of store personnel, the seller can offer the crabs at 30% less than the usual price.
The Chinese man who came up with the idea for the vending machine enthusiastically declares that he is ready to consider offers if there is demand for his product in Japan.
The second half of the video focuses on Japanese vending machines. It shows us the banana vending machine inside Shibuya station, as well as a bar that is equipped with sake vending machines.
The bad economy has caused the overall number of vending machines in Japan to drop: perhaps newer and more awesome vending machines will save the industry?
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You can get crabs anywhere.
Japanese people are obsessed with Vending machines. As obsessions go, this one is quirky and funny and a positive in my book.
During my visits to Japan, I have been amazed at how many things you can buy in vending machines.
At major railway stations (next to the tube hotels) you can buy shirts, pants, underwear from a vending machine.
They had a big scandal in the 1990s when teenage girl’s panties (!!) were sold in vending machines. Apparently that is a huge sex fetish in Japan
Anything and everything is sold in vending machines. Although I will give the Middle East guys props for being the first ones to sell Gold Bars via vending machines.