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— Posted by saurontheevil on 1:54 pm on Nov. 2, 2001

you ever see those short looking juice vending machines? you know the ones that are a foot shorter than the rest. well there is a hole in the upper right hand corner of where the bottles come out. you can reach into this hole and pull out singles. i don’t know if this will work on all of them. this could just be a fluke and the one i did it to was broken. but hell it worked for me.

— Posted by Ripgutcanibalistic on 11:20 pm on Nov. 2, 2001

Who the fuck cares about juice?  Honestly.

— Posted by Cypher on 12:44 am on Nov. 3, 2001

I like juice…

Juice is wonderful and taste nice~ and if you can get it for free!

well why not? =/


Althou ur post is not appreciated by sum….others might find it entertaining.

— Posted by Blaze on 7:13 pm on Nov. 3, 2001

To rob vending machines properly unthread a piece of string just at the end. stick the unthreaded parts of string to a coin with cellotape. drop the coin in then simply lift back up.

— Posted by Cypher on 11:09 pm on Nov. 3, 2001


whats cellotape?

sorry i live in Australia…


— Posted by Swiftae on 1:43 am on Nov. 4, 2001

Hey and if you live in Canad (i do) you can tease the machine with a toonie(2 dollar coin). get your snack and get a dollar change back..so you will make 2 dollars each time u do it

— Posted by Cypher on 6:01 am on Nov. 4, 2001

lol toonie

cool…yeah never really tried to take anything from a vending machine..just go in a store and steal it or something =/

Be handy skill i supose…if i was real bored or homeless

— Posted by Blaze on 5:38 pm on Nov. 4, 2001

well that way is slightly more simply but more risky. cellotape is like duck tape or masking tape

— Posted by saurontheevil on 10:02 pm on Nov. 4, 2001

it is on the minute maid juice machines
i just thought this would be a fun way to get a little extra cash

— Posted by FancyPants on 3:46 am on Nov. 5, 2001

Yo! i wanna bcome an Expert Vending machine robber!

— Posted by firestorm on 10:51 pm on Nov. 5, 2001

when i tried the coin on a string trick it didnt work. there is a turn the coin takes and the knot of where the string is tied to the coin gets stuck. well, at least with fishing string, i havent tried thread, that might work.

— Posted by xtreem on 11:47 am on Nov. 8, 2001

hey firestorm,
you ran into the same shit i did.
the coin like bends around,thats when my coin got stuck and i broke the thread.

— Posted by RythemStealth on 5:18 pm on Nov. 8, 2001

U know those damn machines with the flap that traps your hand when you reach up to get something…

Try this, Get a mate to rock the back slightly then when it heads your way push it back, do this about four times, u should have some nice booty to collect hehehehe

Or smash the glass grab the goods and often vending machines have a release button on the inside for the coin/note collection, try behind the coin intake…

“Lunch for free, hehee”

— Posted by saurontheevil on 1:35 pm on Nov. 9, 2001

a center punch is a good way to blow out the window but i found that a glass cutter works wonders
just cut a square shape out and reach in

— Posted by saurontheevil on 4:11 pm on Nov. 15, 2001

you could just say fuck that and spray salt water into the coin slot it is supposed to shot out the machine and it will spit out coins and pop

— Posted by Nquizitif on 5:20 pm on Nov. 18, 2001

Hey guys, Im interested in manipulating vending machines to get free goods or change or both.

I wondered if anyone knew what specific tests go on with your coins in say can machines/ food dispensers in the UK. Ive read in an old book that they can have diameter and thickness tests, weight tests and alloy composition tests (assessing attraction to magnet) but am not sure and interested in finding out which of these they mostly use. Book seemed to just explain how machines that accepted one type of coin worked and it was very clever the stuff that happened inside, but I cant imagine how it copes with different types of coins because theyre obviously all different sizes etc. Just interested in whether I can easily create fake coins at home which will allow me to get free stuff from machines.

Any advice/ help? Any other ideas, like the coin on string idea etc? Ones that work ideally!
Also any ideas on generally ways to make money, which is the real objective, are greatfully accepted!
I want money!



— Posted by GR3MLIN on 8:41 pm on Nov. 18, 2001

sauron, not the best option, cutting a square hole in the glass, the whole damn thing’ll shatter if ya punch it. a better choiuce is a circle, as when u punch it, the thing will often crack around the edge, whereas, with a square, the window will completely shatter.
spose it doesnt matter anyway.


— Posted by saurontheevil on 1:49 pm on Nov. 20, 2001

that is very true
the circle works best

— Posted by Zollster on 4:49 pm on Nov. 21, 2001

sounds to me like everyone is getting all of their info. from the anarchist cookbook online, do a yahoo search for it and you wont have to fight with these goofs…i came here hoping to get something new but instead i get people taking the cookbooks ideas and using them here pretending to be smart or have a smart friend. pssh

— Posted by saurontheevil on 6:45 pm on Nov. 24, 2001

i heard of the salt water trick from a friend but dont try it the idiot is a lying asshole it dont work

— Posted by Sicopath on 1:30 am on Nov. 25, 2001

The best way to break glass is to cover the pane with the sticky film people use to cover their school books.
apply the film and smash the glass gently, the film will hold the glass and the only noise made will be a dull crack. Then of course, you peel off the film with the glass still attatched and grab your goods. This also works for break-ins.

— Posted by saurontheevil on 8:58 am on Nov. 26, 2001

good idea

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 10:42 pm on Dec. 2, 2001

meh bro and his phriends drove up to one of those carwash places were you drive up into the bay and wash your own car with the hoses and shit i think it was called car lovers, anyway they had a drink vending machine (the normal ones with a pic of a coke can on the front) out in the open and chained with a simple chain and padlock so he got a pair of bolt cutters and cut the chain and loaded the machine into his friends pickup truck and drove of with it and it’s still sitting in his friend’s loungroom to this day!

— Posted by somefukinsnapov on 12:31 am on Dec. 3, 2001

australian machines hava alarm on em now but a sly way is to whip open an old computer and get that grey tapelike wirey shit out an cut a small v in the bottom of it (u will need about a foot of this wire shit) then tape or glue the wedge u cut and slip the fuker in an out u get a shite load of change and a heapo freebies
good when ur stoned as fuk and on yer way home from a binge:D B-)

— Posted by somefukinsnapov on 12:32 am on Dec. 3, 2001

you’s can do it to if ya wanted:|

— Posted by Nquizitif on 6:53 am on Dec. 3, 2001

Sorry mate but id on’t quite understand what to do? Can u elaborate – where dya put the wire in? what’s the v cut for? i’m just probly thick but i can’t get it.


— Posted by somefukinsnapov on 7:37 am on Dec. 3, 2001

u cut the v in the wire bout 1/4 the way down then glue that bit at the 90 degree angle…then wait untill it dries…then go to a vender and u put it….in….the…coinslot!lol it only has to go past like a sensor/switch its actually a pretty basic setup inside the coin slot

— Posted by preditor on 11:11 am on Dec. 7, 2001

Something a friend told me but I havn’t yet tried is to slip some paper currency into a thin plastic sheet and tape fishing twine on the two back corners. stick this into one of those machines that gives you change and pull it out. the plastic lets it slip out. ¬† ¬†
¬† ¬†Again I havn’t tried this

— Posted by Dman on 7:44 pm on Dec. 13, 2001

hey, this has got to be the easiest way…(if you have a driver’s licence)

just pull up with a pick-up truck, put the whole thing in the back and drive like hell

(Pfft thats like exactly what i said, open your eyes next time!)

(Edited by The Great Milenko at 5:53 pm on Jan. 27, 2002)

— Posted by Sicopath on 10:44 pm on Dec. 13, 2001

The topic is robbing vending machines, not stealing vending machines….. Oh what the heck, all is welcome!

— Posted by saurontheevil on 7:20 pm on Dec. 15, 2001

if you could conceal it then definatly steal it

— Posted by KillbotXXX on 1:52 pm on Dec. 16, 2001

the salt water idea does work,i have a friend who is about to get off of 8 years probation for doing that exact thing,they caught him and a few friends with a pocket full of coins and a back back full of coke.

— Posted by saurontheevil on 4:36 pm on Dec. 17, 2001

what ratio of salt to water did they use?

— Posted by preditor on 3:31 pm on Dec. 18, 2001

I bet if you took a sledge to the thing it would spit some stuff out

— Posted by maximilian on 6:43 pm on Jan. 26, 2002

you must have some seriously old vending machines where you live because they changed the design of the machine back in 1993 to fix the salt water trick.

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 7:56 am on Jan. 27, 2002

Why would someone get 8 fucken years for stealing some god damn coke!!

— Posted by rishka on 8:54 pm on Jan. 28, 2002

alright , im from australia as well , and over here we have plastic on the vending machines instead of glass .
i dont think any of the ones i know of have alarms either , but i havent come across a whole lot of them.
the plastic is meltable but it takes a really long time. i will however try the coin on the thread and see is that works

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 9:35 pm on Jan. 29, 2002

If it’s even remotely new the coin on the string thing wont work, and if you melted through the plastic you would find that they’re not that stupid and that they’ve made the door out of metal underneath the plastic…derr!! Oh yeah and they are all alarmed by being hooked up to a phone type line, that when broken or unplugged will send an alarm to the company, also it will alarm the ppl at the company if it senses any punks screwing around with it.

(Edited by The Great Milenko at 7:38 am on Jan. 30, 2002)

— Posted by jmb1125 on 10:58 pm on Jan. 29, 2002

Zollster you are 100% correct.
This folly of “stringing” & “slugging” is older than
Christ. I remember seeing this stuff in the early
70’s in Abby Hoffman’s “Steal This Book”.

FYI: Don’t try anything like that in Vegas.
Penalties for slot cheats is around 10 years.

— Posted by rishka on 4:27 am on Jan. 30, 2002

duh , knew the metal door was there , but didnt mention it , my mistake . but its not really worth the effort or dragging along a portable welder to get through the door. there are a lot of vending machinesin australia that arent hooked up to a phone line. they’re just plugged into the wall and thats it . they are the easiest thing to break into , but to counteract that , the easy ones are usually surrounded by large metal gates or are impossible to reach out of hours.

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 12:47 am on Jan. 31, 2002

Your from aus! koo, were abouts?

— Posted by somefukinsnapov on 1:32 am on Jan. 31, 2002

ive never seen an australian coke machine with a frikin phone line??shit man theres only about 50 bucks in the whole thing including coke and the machines ‘smashed front ‘ certainly wont break the bank.

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 3:31 am on Jan. 31, 2002

Yeah, i havent checked every coke machine but i know the one @ my skool does, maybe they’re just over protective of their coke machine cause they’re so pov.

— Posted by somefukinsnapov on 3:41 am on Jan. 31, 2002

lmfao ¬†pov yeah that would sum up the australian school system….gets a nice breed like you and i though hey milenko ūüėČ ,but back to the thread ,i think you would find that the phone line u see at ur skool is connected to the skools security company (specially round hte sydney/melbourne area)**cough abo’s**ahem junkies**

u catch my drift!

— Posted by Sicopath on 4:08 am on Jan. 31, 2002

You think your school’s poor? come down to NZ, My school had pig shit, PIG SHIT I TELL YOU!!!!

btw, couldn’t you just cut the phone line?

— Posted by somefukinsnapov on 5:21 am on Jan. 31, 2002

neh , if it hada phone line it wouldnt be so the coke machine could call home.if u cut it that would trigger the default alarm.

— Posted by death the horned god on 9:10 am on Jan. 31, 2002

this dont have anything to do with stealing from coke machines, but its still pretty fucked up. nowadays some coke machines have special little computer chips in em with moniter the temperature and as it gets hotter the computer raises the price of drink. hows that for bullshit.

— Posted by rishka on 2:17 am on Feb. 1, 2002

raises the price? man that is bullshit . how wacked is that.
someone , i think m asked where in aus i was , im in west nsw , not in  sydney or anythin .
the aussie school system is pretty damn pov , bunch of tightasses if u ask me .
with all the machines i’ve come across , non have had alarms , non have had phone lines attached and the only thing thats stopping you taking the whole thing is the weight of the machine , plus a few padlocks on metal gates , but thats nothing a bolt cutter wont fix .
ok , gotta go ,  can someone give me the addy for the ac cookbook , no-one from here is ever awake , so i can never ask.

— Posted by Sicopath on 5:30 am on Feb. 1, 2002

To monitor the phone cord, the machine must have some kind of signal running through one of those wires, if you could figure out which one, you could cut all except that one, so the local alarm will remain silent, then you can do your shit wit’ the thing.

— Posted by The Great Milenko on 6:35 am on Feb. 1, 2002

Yeah twas meh who asked, btw i personally think if you trusted any of the shit in the AC you be dead by now for example: He tells you how to make a bomb which utilises water and pure potassium and you put one in one end of a two sided bottle and the other in the other and then when it breaks the water mixes with the potassium and they explode (not really that majorly mind you), and then in another section he says that a good way too stink up the school toilets is to chuck a whole lotta pure potassium in the toilet and they will combine to make a “suposedly” really awfull smell, i dont know wether this is b4 or after the toilet bowl blows up spreading shrapnel into your shins, but he neglected to mention that, silly him =/ . so you’d be better off to d/l the makeshift aresenal which is a trustworthy book written by an aussie, if you like i could send you a link to were i got it from.
LOL yeah i catch ya drift somfuk :biggrin:

(Edited by The Great Milenko at 4:37 pm on Feb. 1, 2002)

— Posted by wiggle me timber on 4:00 pm on Feb. 6, 2002

Juice kicks ass !!!

— Posted by ilovekayla on 11:22 pm on Feb. 6, 2002

Could you send me the link to get that?

— Posted by somefukinsnapov on 1:48 am on Feb. 7, 2002

yeah milenko,ive heard alot about the makeshift arsenal..and written by an aussie.sweet it must be good!      


   cheers bud!

— Posted by Sicopath on 12:15 am on Feb. 8, 2002

You can get the makeshift arsenal from section1.f2s.com

— Posted by largeidaccam on 12:51 am on Feb. 8, 2002

is there nething els like that on that site??

— Posted by Zambosan on 10:17 am on Feb. 8, 2002

If ever a book should have been burned, it was the AC. ¬†Haha… the temperature sensor idea is ruthless; simple demand-side economics implemented by an embedded system! ūüôā

I’d be awful surprised to see a public vending machine with a phone line for security… the cost of the line would cut into the profits. ¬†However, some vending services in the states are now using modem-enabled machines to call up and poll them for an inventory to help determine what to stock the van up with for a given service area. ¬†They only do this with corporate customers tho’, since they can provide the phone line within their own PBX without any noticeable cost since they already have so many internal lines sharing a couple of outside ones.

— Posted by Reaper on 12:04 pm on Mar. 18, 2002

okay, this trick only works on those vending machines where you put your money in, and you pressa little arrow which makes the selection spin. Mot of these things have food not drinks but food (sandwhiches, salds, etc.) i found this out while i was in the hospital with my sick sister. I was hungry and din’t have any money so i went to the little food thing and whaddya know when you press the arrow the turns the machine (in a circular motion) just keep rocking the door to what item you want back and forth. you have to do it qucik while its spinning because when it spins, the doors unlock slightly, and thats when you take what you want. ive only seen these types of machines in airports and hospitals because these machines could never stand the outside climate and weather. it was very cool becuz i gave almost everybody in the waiting room a free sandwich! oh and BTW dont insert your money you dumbfuck. do it like it just stated. I have never ever seen this method anywhere, not here, not anarchy cookbookc, not search engines, not anywhere. but i guarantee you this method works 100%. and you will rarely encounter these machines cuz there at airports and hospitals but the food inside there is very expenisve for a vending machine. i mean its like 2 bucks for a half of tuna sandwich. but anyways the machines have good stuff. anyways be shure to try this because it DOES work, i guarantee it. although this may not be a very thuro explantation, i hope you get some kind of idea on ‘how 2 do it. i mean alot of things on this site are only explained by words, and its really not enuff. (we cant do anything about it though) but still this method works and i am proud to say i am (i hope so) the first person 2 come up with this method that has made it available 2 the public. if u got any questions, IM me on AIM. my screen name is Ian5115. have phun you phuck phaces. ( my favortite line)

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