One enterprising resident from Shandong, who clearly doesn’t squander his small change, brought along a truck crammed full of low denomination coins and notes to pay for an apartment earlier this week.
China News reports that on the November 18 a realtor from Rizhao city got a call from a buyer interested in a property worth 400,000 yuan, but had some questions over whether his method of payment would be accepted.
The next day at 9 a.m. a truck turned up outside their office driven by the buyer, hoping to pay for the property with the huge heap of small change contained within the nine boxes sitting in the back of his vehicle.
The pile of money contained a mixture of 0.5 and 1 yuan notes and 1 yuan coins. Given the enormous task of counting up the change, the bank dispatched two service staff to help count it all up, but as of November 19 they had only got through 40,000 worth. The buyer of the property, surnamed Gao, reportedly has dealings with a local public transport company who chose to pay him in small change.
Speaking to reporters, the head of the local bank said that it was increasingly rare to see people make such a large payments with low denomination currency. That may be so, but it didn’t stop the buyer of this BMW 7 series from flaunting their wealth by paying with over 100kg of small change.
[Images via China News]