Man pays $21,700 property deposit with bottles of coins

The guy is said to have gotten all the coinage over a number of years via his work as a seafood vendor in the northern Chinese city of Jinan.

    2019/06/03

NSFW    JINAN, CHINA — A man in China filled up 16 water bottles with loose change to pay for the initial deposit on his house, the South China Morning Post reports.

According to local newspaper the Qilu Evening News, the man accumulated the coinage over a number of years via his work as a seafood vendor in the northern Chinese city of Jinan.

So he decided to fill up the water bottles with around 150,000 RMB, which is around US$21,700, in coins, then hauled them to the real estate office for his down payment.

One of the staff told the Qilu Evening News that they received a call from the man, asking if he could make the initial payment using coins. They thought he was joking.

Video footage shows the staff sitting on the floor and counting all the change — one penny at a time. It took 26 people four hours to tally all the coins.

There's no word yet on how the man plans to make the rest of the house payment.
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