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iPOD DISPENSER

iPOD DISPENSER

Got your credit card handy? Well, pull it out and stick it into the 'iPOD Zoom Shop', in a hallway just off the lobby of the aging Las Vegas Hilton (just what is it with that 'Star Trek' ride which no one ever seems to be using?). You can buy iPODs and all the relevant factory accessories right from the machine, dispensed like a bag of potato chips or Famous Amos cookies from one of those snack machines. These machines can also be found in NYC and Japan. We ran into the guy who stocks the wondrous little robotic, and he said this specific machine in Las Vegas is one of the most popular and valuable of all those in the world. People tend to spend a LOT of money in Las Vegas, buying the same things which are priced much lower at 'home' ... And we're ALL very impulsive when it comes to the whole 'Vegas, baby!' spirit and trying to live up to that somehow (and maybe impress someone) --- So what's a $349 credit charge from Las Vegas for an iPOD on next month's statement? At least you know what the charge was for!

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