BUSINESS

First car vending machine debuts in Utah

Nov 10, 2021, 4:57 PM
carvana car vending machine debuts in Utah...
Carvana says its 29th car vending machine will be Utah's first. Photo: Carvana

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah car buyers: Would you buy a car out of a vending machine? Not a toy car. Carvana launched an eight-story life-size-car vending machine Wednesday, just off Interstate 15 in Lehi.

Related: Carvana car vending machine opens in Lehi

 

Customers drop a special coin in the vending machine and their purchase descends to ground level for them to drive away in.

A Utah car vending machine

Carvana joined KSL NewsRadio’s Dave & Dujanovic Wednesday to explain how the new Utah car vending machine works. 

Veronica Cardenas with Carvana said a potential buyer can go to the company website and select one of its 55,000 used cars. If you live in the area, she said, you can schedule a time for your purchased car to be dispensed from the big vending machine in Lehi.

She promised your car wouldn’t become stuck in the giant vending machine like an overinflated bag of Fritos.

“All the cars that you see that are in the machine driving by, those have already been ordered by customers. They’ve scheduled appointments, and they can now go to the machine and set up a time with a customer advocate who will give them a oversized commemorative coin — a Carvana coin — that we have and they can put it in the — in the slot and watch the magic happen,” she said.

What if there’s a problem? 

According to Carvana, the company offers a seven-day return policy, no matter what. 

“We will take the car back, no questions asked,” Cardenas said. “You could swap it out for something else. We just want to make it as convenient for folks as possible and give them the peace of mind that if they do purchase something and they decide that they don’t like it, we will come back to their home and pick it up from them. No problem.”

Dave & Dujanovic can be heard weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. on KSL NewsRadio. Users can find the show on the KSL NewsRadio website and app, as well as Apple Podcasts and Google Play.  

Today’s Top Stories

Business

The federal tax filing season has begun. And it's going to be tough sledding for the IRS -- and for...
Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business

The 2021 tax filing season has begun. Here’s what you need to know

The tax filing season has begun. Here's what you need to know.
5 days ago
(Members of the Utah Inland Port Authority at a roundtable discussion about the country's supply ch...
Paul Nelson

Inland Port Authority brainstorms solutions to supply chain problems

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed how international shipping companies do business, and American companies need to make supply chain adjustments.
5 days ago
In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, trader Robert Charmak works on the floor, Mo...
DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers

Stocks drop sharply as market eyes Fed, Ukraine tensions

Stocks extended their three-week decline on Wall Street and put the benchmark S&P 500 on track to close in what the market considers a correction _ a drop of 10% or more from its most recent high.
5 days ago
immigrants jobs...
Dan Bammes, Adam Small

Utah attorney says immigrants could fill many vacant jobs

An attorney who represents immigrant workers says they could fill many of the vacant jobs employers are hoping to fill across Utah.
5 days ago
population million...
Dan Bammes

U of U projection: Utah population 5.4 million by 2060

A new report shows that although Utah's long-term growth rate is slowing, the population could increase by 2 million in the next few decades.
10 days ago
dollar tree dollar twenty five...
Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business

‘Sick to my stomach’: Dollar Tree shoppers protest new $1.25 prices

Most items at your local Dollar Tree are $1.25 now, and over the weekend, customers took to social media to complain.
11 days ago
First car vending machine debuts in Utah