At one point we have all wondered just how much money we could save up by keeping hold of our small change; now one man has bought himself a new car using coins.
The man bought himself a new car worth 680,000 Yuan ($107,000) using coins he saved up, proving the old adage that if you look after the pennies, the pounds look after themselves. The obsessive coin collector had to order a truck to transport the cash to the car dealership in China, reports People’s Daily Online.
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Unfortunate workers spent hours counting coins
After the truck delivered the coins, 10 members of staff took more than an hour to unload and stack the coins inside the car dealership. The People’s Daily Online reports that the coins weighed four tonnes.
The unidentified man organized his coins into 1,320 neat bundles wrapped in brown paper. Staff at the car dealership in Liaoning province, China were surprised to find the shipment of coins, which took them hours to count.
The new car was not purchased entirely using coins, as the man included piles of notes worth a total of 20,000 yuan ($3,200) in his unusual delivery. Photos from the dealership show row after row of bundles of coins stacked up in the showroom, where a sign above the reception desk reads: “A caring and high quality service.”
Social media users react to photographs
Banks in the area have since stated that special arrangements would have to be made in order for the huge collection of coins to be processed. The car dealership will also have to pay a handling charge.
Users of social networks in China have expressed their amazement at the purchase. A user known as GeekFan speculated as to the profession of the man, suggesting that “the buyer must be the boss of a public transport company.” Another claimed: “If you didn’t say it was coins I would have thought it was ammunition!”
So far the man has not been identified, but I’m sure there are many people that would love to hear the story of an individual that displayed such dedication to saving up the small change that many people lose down the back of their sofa.