Vending machine trick: How to free stuck items (VIDEO).

The Best Way to Free Stuck Items in a Vending Machine

The Best Way to Free Stuck Items in a Vending Machine

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Nov. 17 2014 9:00 AM

How to Conquer Deadbeat Vending Machines

Do not pull them forward.

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All vending machines are different, but they have one thing in common: They steal money. The grumpy variety in the Slate New York office has this habit, and freeing imperiled pretzel bites has become a bit of an office preoccupation. The video above shows the surest (and least risky) method we’ve found to do it.

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.