Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Penny for Your Car?


Just read this over at BBC.
"An Ohio man with a hatred of paper money slapped down $8,000 in coins at a car dealership to buy a Chevrolet pick-up - then paid the rest by cheque.
James Jones, 70, produced 16 coffee cans full of coins to buy his new Chevrolet Silverado in Cincinnati and staff spent 90 minutes counting it."
Read more here.
graph per bbc

3 comments:

Will said...

Ha!
And how are you paying for it, sir?

Sra said...

I don't understand the distrust of paper money. Such a peculiar man.

Anyway, I'm reminded of the time I took roughly $75 in rolled coins - mostly pennies - to the bank to cash in, and my teller insisted that we unroll all the coins and dump them into one of those coin counter machines. The machine jammed repeatedly and it took me 45 minutes to complete what should have been a 5 minute transaction. And that's not to mention all the time it took me to roll those coins by hand!

Coins are a pain in the ass.

Eric L said...

Don't get the dude's phobia either. Anyhoo, this is quite a story..... A penny for a car. Oh man!