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Here in LA, you can get everything from tan-in-a-can to bikinis from vending machines—but we haven't seen any yet that sell investment opportunities. For that, you'll need to go to Germany, where a new machine in the Frankfurt Airport dispenses gold bars in one gram, ten gram, and gold coin increments. According to the Huffington Post, "the prices will fluctuate by the hour just like the price of gold," and the company is apparently quite serious about its mission—it plans to place 500 more of these machines throughout Germany and the UK in months to come. Compared to the snazzy local offerings, we're a little bit underwhelmed—after all, what is one supposed to do with their gold bar, besides sit around and wait for it to increase in value? We're suddenly more thankful than ever for our hometown machines, in all their ballet flat-dispensing glory. [HuffPo]