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Best Buy Vending Machines To Dispense Gadgets at Airports
source: USA Today

Best Buy is testing automated consumer electronics kiosks through ZoomSystems in 12 major U.S. airports. Products and prices will be similar to those found in Best Buy retail stores. Photo: Business Wire.

CHICAGO -- Best Buy plans to add a dozen vending kiosks inside major airports across the country as part of a new pilot program called "Best Buy Express," company executives said.

The nation's largest consumer electronics retailer is partnering with ZoomSystems, a San Francisco-based vending machine company, for the project that will install the small automated stores at eight airports.

The machines will stock cellphone and computer accessories, along with digital cameras, portable data storage devices, headphones, travel adapters, electronic chargers and other gadgets.

The self-serve kiosks will be installed by Sept. 1 in airports in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and San Francisco.