Sunday, January 5, 2014

Prize Vault - machine for suckers


This Prize Vault is located in the food court of the Paddock Mall in Ocala.  I've often sat and watched people try to "unlock" a prize using hand levers.  I have never see anyone have any success.

But it's very tantalizing and addictive because you can come extremely close.  Thus people keep shoving dollar bills into its maw thinking that next time they will get that prize!

Wish I was the owner!


18 comments:

Olivier said...

ca fait penser aux jeux de pousser dans les fetes foraines ;)

Lynette said...

Sounds like it works on the same premise as a slot machine. Next time, maybe!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Bill always says something like 'I wish I were the owner of that machine...I could probably be retired by now!" But we are anyway.

Randy said...

I can see people getting aggrevated and spending more and more money.

Pierre BOYER said...

:-D
Best regards from France my friend !

Pierre

Halcyon said...

I think the real winner is the owner. ;)

cieldequimper said...

Set one up! :-)

Andy said...

Conning people out of their money a little bit at a time.

llandudnopictures said...

People do like challenges, especially impossible ones ;-)

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm not a gambler but I do enjoy watching other people play these machines.

Birdman said...

SUCKERS!

Sharon said...

You won't find any of my dollars in that machine.

Judy said...

Might as well go shove your money in a slot machine at the casino.

magiceye said...

Greed!

Bergson said...

i never test this machine but i like see people test it

RedPat said...

As they say "there's a sucker born every minute".

Kris Zimmerman said...

I won a galaxy tab 4 7" and spent 5 dollars

Raleigh Brecht said...

I won an iPad Air on this in Texas.

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