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Old 15 October 2013, 04:01 PM
UrbanLegends101 UrbanLegends101 is offline
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Originally Posted by Troberg View Post

Doesn't work like that here. Perhaps it's because our coins are in denominations that are unpractical for a single coin type change. Here, the operator simply takes some money from the "bank" and stocks up the change tubes when the machine is restocked. Cheaper than a coin sorter mechanism, and one less mechanical mechanism that has to be serviced.

overyonder posted a photo which appears to have three change tubes - guessing, nickels, dimes and quarters.

Unless the vending machine, at least in the US, has some oddball pricing, nickel coin change would cover every purchase. Of course, that could be something of a problem for a 50 cents purchase in a machine that takes five dollar or larger bills, for the change would be a pocketful of nickels, but I understand the idea.
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