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Online used car buying and selling platform Carvana opened its flagship car vending machine in Atlanta Wednesday, the city Carvana sold its first car seven years ago. Situated near Atlantic Station, at 166 16th Street NW, Carvana’s new car vending machine is the tallest in the U.S., standing 12 stories high with a 43-vehicle capacity. The site sits adjacent to a planned Holiday Inn Express.
“In as little as five minutes, customers can shop more than 20,000 vehicles, finance, purchase, trade-in, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day pick up” at the new location, according to a press release Wednesday. “Area customers may also choose touchless home delivery.”
Customers who choose car vending machine pickup use a commemorative Carvana coin to activate the automated vending process. “Customers then get an immersive, central view of their vehicle descending through the structure from the heart of the all-glass tower,” according to the release. “All Carvana vehicles come with a seven-day return policy, giving customers the peace of mind and time to ensure the vehicle fits their life. This upgrade to the traditional test drive allows customers to live with their vehicle for a week, whether it’s finding a parking spot at the BeltLine or making sure the car seats fit. Customers can also sell their current vehicle to Carvana and receive a real offer in just minutes — even without purchasing a vehicle.”
Carvana vehicles are “Carvana Certified,” having passed a 150-point inspection, have never been in a reported accident, and have no frame damage. Features, imperfections, and updated information about open safety recalls are listed on every car’s vehicle description page.
“We launched The New Way to Buy a Car® in Atlanta and sold our first car there in 2013,” Ernie Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana, said in the release. “Seven years after pioneering online car buying, to now bring our patented Car Vending Machine to the city where it all started – it’s fitting that our flagship location is in the community that has supported us from the beginning.”
The newest Carvana car vending machine marks the twenty-seventh in the U.S. Additional Car Vending Machines are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Maryland, Arizona, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and California. Location hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vehicle pickup at any of Carvana’s car vending machines is free of charge.
Well at least it’s in good company– Atlantic Station, and Holiday Inn Express.
About time. That thing has been under construction for years. Maybe three years. Maybe more. And there’s not much to it. Just a skeleton of beams and such. Why should such a relatively small and simple structure take so long? This is not the record for longest time taken for a simple project. There’s an off-airport parking lot off Camp Creek parkway that’s literally just a parking lot and it took at least EIGHT YEARS from clearing the land until it opened, just in time for COVID. Only in Atlanta can you find simple things take absolutely forever to build.
So are they closing the one on Marietta St.?
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