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Wegmans Drops Automated Wine Kiosks


First Posted: 06/06/11 01:25 PM ET Updated: 08/06/11 06:12 AM ET

Due to sluggish sales and complaints, Wegmans has decided to get rid of the 32 automated wine kiosks currently in 10 Pennsylvania locations.

At first, we were surprised that this concept didn't take off, as it seems fun and convenient. But then, we watched the video below.

Having to insert your ID, then credit card and then take a breathalyzer test to make sure you aren't already intoxicated is way too much work for buying a bottle of wine (and feels a little bit like you're getting in trouble even if you haven't done anything wrong).

Looks like good old-fashioned liquor stores prevail over this futuristic set up.


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