Best Buy is giving those stuck in airports something to buy besides oversized chocolate-chip cookies and best selling paperbacks: gadgets. The consumer electronics retailer is entering a pilot program to install vending machines that dispense consumer electronics rather than cans of soda in major airports around the United States.
Plans are to roll out twelve Best Buy Express machines to airports in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and San Francisco by September 1.
You'll be able to swipe your credit card (I don't assume you'll be able to stuff $100 bills into these machines) and to buy everything from cell phones, digital cameras, flash drives, MP3 players, headphones, travel adapters and chargers.
"The launch of Best Buy Express is another way for Best Buy to provide consumers with the products they need from a brand they trust, even while they're on-the-go," said Chris Stidman, vice president of Strategic Planning for Best Buy, in a statement.
Ah, well, another way to siphon cash from my wallet. I guess at least I'll be able to enjoy a MP3 player as I head to my gate. Wait