Man Buys Car Using 40,000 Coin Stash Weighing 550 lbs

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This footage shows staff at a dealership sitting to count coins after a customer arrived to buy a car using 40,000 coins in a huge stash weighing 550 lbs.

Cooking oil vending Mr Hou delivered 40,000 RMB (4,375 GBP) worth of 1 RMB (11p) coins to the Roewe dealership in the county of Yuncheng, which is in Heze City in East China’s Shandong Province, on 14th October.

The coins, which weighed a combined 250 kilogrammes (550 lbs), arrived neatly stacked together and wrapped in paper.

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All 40,000 were neatly packed into plastic crates and carried into the dealership for staff members to count, with footage showing employees sitting on a red carpet as the money is scattered around them.

Roewe staff member Mr Tan said: [The buyer] arranged it with our accountant, then brought the money over.

“He wanted to take the money and deposit it in a bank, but he thought it was too much of a hassle.”

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Mr Tan said he and his colleagues spent roughly two hours counting the 40,000 coins.

The payment was the first installment for Mr Hou’s new Roewe RX5 MAX.

It is unclear whether Mr Hou plans to settle his remaining installments in a similar manner.

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