Buy Online, Pay with Cash

By Deane Barker on July 21, 2003

A ‘Funky A.T.M.’ Lets You Pay for Purchases Made Online: Buy online, and pay with cash at an ATM-ish machine. Given the number of people who don’t have credit cards, this could open up entirely new customer bases for online retailers.

“…patent No. 6,554,184, covers a modified A.T.M. that not only dispenses money but, like a vending machine, accepts cash, which can be used to transfer money from one person to another or to pay for online purchases.”