Vending Machine Sells Live CrabsPublished on October 21st, 2010.
A Japanese reporter in Nanjing, China, shows us a vending machine that sells live Shanghai Hairy Crabs.
With bad economy comes great solutions, in this case, one Chinese man came up with the idea to sell fresh live crabs using vending machines. By cutting down own store personnel, they’re now able to sell the crabs for 30% less (120 to 600 yen depending on the size).
The crabs are stored in a temperature of 5 degrees Celsius, which apparently makes them go into hibernation. And better yet, the supplier guarantees that they are fresh, if for some reason the crab is dead on arrival, you’ll get three new crabs, for free.
The second half of the video focuses on wacky vending machines in Japan, specifically a vending machine that sells bananas at Shibuya station, and a sake vending machine at a bar.
Would you buy crabs this way or do you just think it’s plain cruel?
Reblogged from Japan Probe