Friday, August 15, 2008

Saving pennies

A seventy-year-old man in Cincinnati paid for a truck by paying half the price in coins and writing a check for the balance.

According to a
BBC story, the man dislikes and distrusts paper money: "Paper money will burn, but it is hard to damage coins," he says.

After his son convinced him to get rid of his 1981 pick-up, the man walked into the car dealership, said, "I want that Chevy truck" and produced 16 coffee cans full of "dimes, quarters, half dollars, silver and Susan B. Anthony dollars."

An hour and a half later, after the staff had counted all the coins, they told him how much the balance was, and he wrote a check for the balance.

His son told a reporter, “I am amazed that we were able to talk him into buying a new truck, because he is pretty tight with his money.”

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