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Man Pays for New Truck With Loose Change

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FRANKFORT, Ind. — Paul Brant considers himself a penny pincher, but his savings in quarters and dollar coins really paid off.

Brant, 70, used more than $25,000 in change to help buy a new Dodge Ram half-ton pickup truck Friday — 13 years after buying another truck with spare change.

"(The old truck) didn't have four-wheel drive, and living in the country, I figured I better get a new one to help get me through the snow," he said.

Brant said he was raised to be thrifty. His father always paid in cash and saved up loose change to take vacations.

Brant has been storing his change for years, and estimated he had about $26,000 in coins for Friday's purchase. In 1994, he bought a Dodge pickup and a Dodge Neon using about $36,000 in quarters.

"As long as you don't put your hands back in the till, it really adds up," he said.

Brant stored his change in coffee cans, water jugs and piggy banks over the years, and was escorted by sheriff's deputies as he brought the rolled coins to the dealership.

A Mike Raisor Chrysler Dodge and Jeep employee who sold Brant the truck said the dealership called in an armored car to count and handle the coins.

"No bank wants to take them," Keith Gephart said.

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Holy crap....

I certainly feel for the dealership ... having to have that all counted.

But ... wow ... sweet for that guy! And, smart, too....

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back in the late 70's, my grandfather who owned a trucking/demolition business walked into a caddy dealership with my 13 year old dad in tow. They were both wearing crappy work clothes, which hid the fact that my grandfather had a good amount of money... a saelsman comes round and obnoxiously yells at them "Sir, only prospective buyers are allowed into the dealership... BROWSERS like you arent welcome.." well instead of correcting the guy, he left, went to the bank,went to the bank with enough cash for the car, had it changed ALL into singles, and my grand father crumpled every single bill and put in A duffle bag... walked in a few days later with even dirtier clothes, tells the salesman I NO BROWSE! in a broken italian accent and talks to another salesman so the other guy wouldnt get the commission..l his only request upon signing for the car? that the first salesman had to count his money

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back in the late 70's, my grandfather who owned a trucking/demolition business walked into a caddy dealership with my 13 year old dad in tow. They were both wearing crappy work clothes, which hid the fact that my grandfather had a good amount of money... a saelsman comes round and obnoxiously yells at them "Sir, only prospective buyers are allowed into the dealership... BROWSERS like you arent welcome.." well instead of correcting the guy, he left, went to the bank,went to the bank with enough cash for the car, had it changed ALL into singles, and my grand father crumpled every single bill and put in A duffle bag... walked in a few days later with even dirtier clothes, tells the salesman I NO BROWSE! in a broken italian accent and talks to another salesman so the other guy wouldnt get the commission..l his only request upon signing for the car? that the first salesman had to count his money

simply awesome

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Awesome! I've always wanted to save up a $h!load of change and go buy a new vehicle with a truckload of it. I need to get going on that if I expect to get anything new in the next ten years!

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Not a bad idea. Cuts down the the interest rate issue. Problem with those of us that use modern technology; we don't use that green stuff or that metal stuff. We use plastic.

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The guy who has to count those must hate him :lol:

I'm sure they just dumped all the coins in a machine and had it count them.

Anyways, this is quite interesting. In the days of credit cards though, I don't think this will happen much anymore. I do use cash a good amount of the time, but its so much easier to use a credit card and not have to worry about going to the bank to get cash.

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back in the late 70's, my grandfather who owned a trucking/demolition business walked into a caddy dealership with my 13 year old dad in tow. They were both wearing crappy work clothes, which hid the fact that my grandfather had a good amount of money... a saelsman comes round and obnoxiously yells at them "Sir, only prospective buyers are allowed into the dealership... BROWSERS like you arent welcome.." well instead of correcting the guy, he left, went to the bank,went to the bank with enough cash for the car, had it changed ALL into singles, and my grand father crumpled every single bill and put in A duffle bag... walked in a few days later with even dirtier clothes, tells the salesman I NO BROWSE! in a broken italian accent and talks to another salesman so the other guy wouldnt get the commission..l his only request upon signing for the car? that the first salesman had to count his money

Sweet! :thumbsup:

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Awesome! I've always wanted to save up a $h!load of change and go buy a new vehicle with a truckload of it. I need to get going on that if I expect to get anything new in the next ten years!

:scratchchin:

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next year when i turn 18 i come into a bit of money, and if i decided to buy a new car so the nova can stop DD duty, i wanna pay it in cash.. i hate the idea of paying interest... such a waste...

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not quite the same, but I had to visit 3 Cadillac dealers before one would sell me a CTS.

The first one, where I had always taken the Cutlass to be serviced and nearly bought one of their last new Auroras from, tried to direct me to their Saturn building......

they lost my business permanently.

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I have a quart jar for my change, and I'm always tickled (yes, I'm easily amused) to find out how much that jar can hold when I take it to Coinstar at my local grocery store.
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Ditto on the disrespect from a dealer thing. Once I was looking at a car for my wife, in an upscale part of town. I was wearing blue jeans and a clean work shirt. A salesman comes over and says.."What the hell are you doing here, and what the hell do you want?"

Told him that I was looking to buy a car but it obviously wasn't going to be from his dealership.

Some car dealership people are jerks...

Chris

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66, is that a direct quote? You could have had that guy's job over that a-hole comment. :angry:
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I've got a handful of loose change that will cover what I believe a new Dodge to be worth.

:rotflmao:

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