Gas Station Worker Uses $140,000 in Coins to Buy New SUV

Jun 08, 2015 11:29 AM EDT | Matt Mercuro

Talk about having too much spare change.

A gas station attendant in China purchased a $140,000 SUV last week mainly using coins, according to a report by The Associated Press.

It took 10 members of staff at the Shenyang dealership an hour just to unload the coins from a truck and stack all of them to be counted. The coins weighed around four tons total and measured in at over 12 feet tall once they were piled up.

"As our station is in the suburbs, there are very few banks," said the buyer, identified only as Mr. Gan, according to BBC News. "So we didn't deposit the coins and decided to use them to buy a car for our company."

In all, the car buyer used $136,000 worth of coins and $4,000 in banknotes to purchase a new car for his company.

To be fair, Gan did give the car dealership a heads up regarding his method of payment. While it seems the car dealership was happy to make the sale, it's now having trouble finding a bank that's willing to accept all of the coins.

One bank that originally agreed to take the coins has since refused, claiming it wasn't able to count all of the coins in a day and didn't have space to store them all, according to the South China Morning Post.

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