Man pays for new truck with loose change

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  1. iheartarcee

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071223/ap_on_fe_st/odd_coin_purchase;_ylt=AmFyKt_Q3acmNTUvGOwgBL8DW7oF



    Sat Dec 22, 9:16 PM ET

    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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    Good thing he didn't go to Coinstar.
     
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    :lol  Wow!
     
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    That statement pisses me off! Banks are REQUIRED to take all monies in and exchange as needed. But most get away with not doing this.

    But congrats to the old guy! LOL, i wish i was that thrifty!
     
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    That's just awesome!Even I don't have that much change lying around. Can't imagine how he was able to save that much money in coins. Even if I had .99 cents in change everyday, it would be a long, long time to get to 26k.
     
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    around 72 years
     
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    I save my change every year and count and roll it at the end of the year and usually have around 50 dollars. But thats from me picking at it a couple times a week for a paper or soda..



    And the bank wont take it comment, I bet he walks in there with a bag of quarters and the bank will not take any coins unrolled. Its a pain in the ass to roll a lot of change but if you have over a certain amount of change like.. i dont know.. 20,000 dollars in change then you should probaby invest 50 of it in a nice automatic change roller lol...
     
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    I can see that as a possibility... If he ALWAYS paid in cash, and every time he did so he broke a new bill... It would quickly add up...
     
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    That's nice.
     
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    Wow, that's crazy! I can't even save up more then a few dollars before I end up spending it
     
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    I paid for a trip to Disneyland for me and my girlfriend 10 years ago by doing this, and it only took me 6 months to save it up, so it does go quickly if you always break a new bill and never touch the coinage. Speaking of that girlfriend, ahhh, good times that trip was...:D ream:
     
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    if the bank wont take it, i will
     
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    IT's an easy habit to keep up once you get into it. Kinda like Uncle Scrooge. I do this every year and wind up saving between $500.00 to $800.00 which is what I spend at Botcon every year.

    The best way to get started is to try and collect the State Quarters. I have a jar for each state. Each jar will hold $100.00. So 400 of each state's quarter saved is $5,000. I'm doing the same thing with the Presidential dollars. (and any of the other dollar coins really.)

    Once you start, you then will have jars for dimes, nickels, pennies, even 50 cent coins. Just never spend your change. And pay cash for everything. (of which the side benefit is no card debt or loss of money due to intrest paid.)
     

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