A man from northern China bought a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado worth the equivalent of US$57,000 (RM254,818) with sacks of small change and tiny denomination notes, reported South China Morning Post.

According to the report, the largest bills the man used to pay for the Land Cruiser were 1 yuan (RM0.65) notes and the smallest coins were worth one jiao, or a tenth of a yua.

It also quoted the man as saying he blew a tyre on his way to the dealership in Zhengzou because the bags of change were so heavy.

The dealer got four members of staff to count the money, a task which took them around 12 hours.

“My hands are still twitching,” one employee was quoted as saying.

The buyer of the car valued at 400,000 yuan (RM258,548) runs a flour shop and the cash came from customers at his business.

He had tried to make his purchase at other dealerships but they refused to accept the small change as payment, and banks had also refused to change the small change for bigger bills.

The article added that this is not the first time he purchased a car with small change, having previously bought a vehicle with 480,000 yuan (RM310,258) in coins.



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