3-7 August, 11am‑4pm
📍226 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Many Happy Returns
T-shirt with Tom Hanks on it? Teapot? Tiny hands? We’ve all bought stuff we regret.
To celebrate the launch of Maybuy - a new way to buy things you love, with money you actually have - we're giving your bank account a second chance. Bring in something you regret buying and swap it for a spin on the magical* Anti‑Impulse Machine.
The machine will randomly calculate your prize and pay it into your Up account. Head back out into the world with anywhere between $10 and $500, or some of our finest Up merch.
The Anti-Impulse Machine is lighting up the Melbourne CBD between 11am and 4pm every day between Wednesday 3 and Sunday 7 August. Here’s how you can win:
- Make sure you’re an Upsider. Joining Up only takes a few minutes on your phone, which is pretty good we think for free money. You’ll also need to be 16+ and have at least $1 in your Up account when you head in to play.
- Choose something you regret. We want to see it; the crazier the better. Please pick something that someone else could love – we’ll be donating it to a charity partner later. Guidelines below.
- Give us your item, tap your zap or Up card (2Up cards won't work) to take your turn on the Anti-Impulse Machine, and see what you win. Or pick out some Up merch, if orange print is your colour.
- Head out into Chinatown to buy dumplings with your winnings. Or keep them saved in your Up account, for something else you really want.
Client Liaison – musicians, artists and friends of finery – are adding the Maybuy Exchange to their tour list. They’ll make an appearance instore. Roll the dice, choose your moment to visit the Maybuy Exchange. You might snag a selfie…
- Clothes new or old in good condition
- Shoes in good condition
- Bags in good condition
- Books in good condition
- Records or CDs in good condition
- Hats, sunnies in good condition
- Unused beauty products
- Stained or damaged clothes
- Anything that doesn’t smell right
- Anything too cheap looking (like really cheap)
- Anything bulky that looks like it won’t fit on the machine — i.e. furniture
- Anything that looks too heavy and might break the machine — i.e. weights
- Used beauty products
- Baby stuff
- Harmful stuff - knives, lighters, asbestos, landmines
- Kitchenware (unless it’s hilariously kooky)
- Used undies or bathers
- Anything you think is a ‘nah’. Use common sense.