How to Hack a Vending Machine

Following up our how to hack a coke machine coverage, here's a video on how to hack a snack machine. It's pretty much the same idea. Pay for something, but hold the release flap up on the bottom so the machine thinks it didn't drop your food. Then mash on the coin return button to get your money back.

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Simple and unethical. Just the way you like it.

How to: Hack a Vending Machine? [TechEBlog]

DISCUSSION

Yeah... you know, most of my unethical property appropriation is in the intellectual property category.

I feel kinda bad for the snack food vending machine companies that would lose out on stuff like this but you know what? 1.00 for a 3 ounce bag of beef jerky doesn't exactly sound fair.