# [Tutor] help with storing money variable

Tue Feb 19 13:36:55 CET 2013

```Hi guys, Iam halfway through my vending machine program that I started earlier. I ran into a problem. When the user inserts some money, The money variable is not stored for until the user buys an item. So what happens is when the users inserts some coins and then trys to buy an item the money they inserted is not stored till they buy item.Can you tell me how this can be overcome, so that when the user trys to buy an item,the vending machine correctly looks at the amount of money they have and vends the item depending on the amound of money they have.  Here is the code:

print ("|__________________________|")
print ("|--------------------------|")
print ("|  1. Display all Items    |")
print ("|  2. Insert 10p           |")
print ("|  3. Insert 20p           |")
print ("|  4. Insert 50p           |")
print ("|  5. Insert £1            |")
print ("|  6. Buy an item          |")
print ("|  7. Print Current Amount |")
print ("|  8. Exit                 |")
print ("|__________________________|")

while True:
choice = input("enter an option from the menu: ")

if choice == '1':
print("========================================")
print("         A          B            C    ")
print("  1.[ Vimtos ] [ Chewits ] [ Mars Bar ]")
print("    [  50p   ] [  40p    ] [  50p     ]")
print("========================================")
print("  2.[ Doritos ] [ Mentos ]")
print("    [  60p    ] [  50p   ]")
print("========================================")

elif choice == '2':
money = 0
number = int(input("how many 10p: "))
money += number * 1/10
print("your newly updated credit is £" + str(money) + "0")

elif choice == '3':
money = 0
number2  = int(input("how many 20p: "))
money += number2 * 2/10
print("your newly updated credit is £" + str(money) + "0")

elif choice == '4':
money = 0
number3 = int(input("how many 50p: "))
money += number3 * 5/10
print("your newly updated credit is £" + str(money) + "0")

elif choice == '5':
money = 0
number4 = int(input("how many £1: "))
money += number4 * 1
print("your newly updated credit is £" + str(money))

elif choice == '6':
code = input("Enter the code of item you want to buy e.g. for Vimtos = a1: ")
money = 0
pricea1 = 0.50
pricea2 = 0.60
priceb1 = 0.40
priceb2 = 0.50
pricec1 = 0.50

if code == 'a1':

if money > pricea1:
print("you have bought a packet of Vimtos and your newly updated balance is " + str(money - pricea1))
money -= pricea1
else:

if code == 'a2':
if money > pricea2:
print("you have bought a packet of Doritos and your newly updated balance is" + str(money - pricea2))
money -= pricea2
else:

if code == 'b1':
if money > priceb1:
print("you have bought a packet of Chewits and your newly updated balance is" + str(money - priceb1))
money -= priceb1
else:

if code == 'b2':
if money > priceb2:
print("you have bought a packet of Mentos and your newly updated balance is" + str(money - pricea2))
money -= priceb2
else: