A Man in China Bought a New Car with $106,000 in Coins
Imagine the things you could buy if you saved every spare coin in your pocket. For one car shopper in China, that list includes a brand new car … and not a cheap one at that. Earlier this week, a Chinese man arrived at a Shenyang car dealership with 660,000 yuan ($106,000) in coins and 20,000 yuan ($3,200) in paper bills, only to drive out behind the wheel of a brand new car. According to news.com.au, the staggering load of coins was hauled to the dealership in the back of a truck, wrapped in 1,320 individual bundles, and offloaded by a team of more than 10 dealership employees. All totaled, the massive change trove weighed in at more than four tons. RELATED: Check Out China's Gorgeous New Supercar
The car buyer, known only as Mr. Gan, reportedly works at a gas station where the coins have been collected as payment from refueling cars and buses. He noted that with so few banks nearby, he decided to save the coins and use them to buy a new car, instead of depositing them.
Interestingly, it isn’t the first time a car purchase in China has been made with significant coinage. Last year, a rather less-organized car buyer in China trucked in $16,000 worth of loose change to a dealership. Dealership employees dutifully counted out the currency, though the customer paid for the balance of the bill with a credit card.
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