The San Francisco International Airport has a vending machine vests, but despite the jokes, it actually brings in the thousands of dollars per month.
A vending machine vests at the airport of San Francisco is mocked online, but officials say that thousands of dollars per month.
The “Uniqlo To-Go” machine, which distributes $50 down vests in several colours, brings around $10,000 per month at SFO, according to Doug Yakel, a spokesman of the airport.
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“This is the first time that we have clothing available for sale from a vending machine, which we thought was very unique,” Yakel told the Business Insider.
The concept of the Uniqlo clothing vending machines is not new. The Japanese retailer is the sale of popular items in shopping malls and airports across the country for about a year now.
The Japanese company is the sale of popular items in the vending machines in the USA for about a year.
Many of the machines sell two of the brand’s popular items, a thermal T-shirt and a light down jacket, but the fact that the one in San Francisco is the sale of jackets has it the butt of many jokes.
For some reason, vests have become the unofficial uniform of Silicon Valley and are synonymous with investors in the region, Business Insider reports. So if someone posted a picture of the atm on Twitter, people could not help, but how very “San Francisco” was.
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SFO has a down vest automatic for the visit of VCs. pic.twitter.com/i0mC6e5Jpu
— Frank Barbieri (@frankba) July 21, 2018
You can pay a monthly fee for the sleeves-as-a-service?
— Will McAuliffe (@wmcauliffe) July 22, 2018
At first glance I thought that is a vending machine that of a button, to invest in a down round of a startup
— Chunyan Song (@csong) July 21, 2018
— Ian Cornwall (@iancornwall) July 23, 2018
Talk about a missed opportunity by not naming this machine invest
— Greg Osuri (@GregOsuri) July 23, 2018
*Sleeves available through a subscription*
— Roy (@_WonderRoy) July 26, 2018
I’m down with that
— Galen Nelson (@GalenNelson) July 23, 2018
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But jokes aside, Yakel said the vending machine is one of the most-earning that the lease-tenant is active at the airport.
Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.