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This article was published on November 12, 2015


You can buy your next car from a vending machine in Nashville

Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Between all the research, test driving and haggling over price, buying a car can be quite a hassle. Carvana took the whole process online and says most customers make a purchase in 20 minutes or less.

All that’s left is picking up your car or having it delivered. If you choose the former and are in Nashville, you could get your new ride from a vending machine.

The Verge reports that the company has set up a five-story, fully automatic building that houses several cars and has robots to deliver them to customers when they insert a coin into the machine on the ground floor.

Of course, it’s not a real coin: you don’t pay the company a dime until after you’ve tested your new ride from the vending machine for a week.

While the building cost a pretty penny to construct, it helps Carvana sell cars for up to $2,000 less than most dealerships. If you care to travel to Nashville to experience it for yourself, the company offers $200 towards airfare and transfer from the airport.

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