The first gold bullion vending machines are being given a test run in Boca Raton, Florida.  An email from another stock message board:

PMXO Second Gold Terminal for Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – PMX Gold Bullion Sales, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of PMX Communities, Inc. (OTCBB: PMXO) announces second gold terminal for Florida. The MGIV is a specialty gold dispensing machine from which consumers can purchase varying denominations of 24 karat fine gold .9999 bullion bars and coins with a simple swipe of their credit or debit card.

“Placing the MGIV at the Town Center, in Boca Raton, Florida marked our first Florida terminal. We are planning the placement of the second gold dispenser in a few weeks in the Southern State. The Sunshine State caters to millions of European, South American and South African visitors each year. I think purchasing a piece of PMXO American Gold as a souvenir with a Palm Tree or Eagle for tourists who often buy gold at home can help begin our global footprint. What a fabulous gift-investment for a friend, family member or oneself,” stated Meris Kott, Managing Director at PMX Gold Bullion Sales.

Pursuant to the first MGIV machine being placed in the Town Center Mall, in Boca Raton, PMX hopes for a strong USA presence. Discussions are ongoing regarding the international rollout of further gold terminals in major cities around the globe.
 

 
It would certainly make it easy for the average person to buy gold.