A Chinese businessman managed to cause anguish to the employees of alocal car dealership by turning up with 80 stone worth of loose banknotes andattempting to pay for a new vehicle.
Staff at the showroom in Zhanjian city, Guangdong Province, southChina, were stunned yesterday when Mr Cai tried to buy his new car with hugeboxes filled with rolled notes, according to Huanqiu.com, an affiliation to People'sDaily.
Mr Cai, as it turned out, is a food wholesaler at the city's Haitianmarket whose business is entirely cash-based - leaving him with thousands incash and not so much in the bank.
Gu Liyuan, manager at the depot, said he was tempted to turn awaythe customer after he refused to pay by card and credit and insisted he couldonly purchase the ￡8,000 car with 1 RMB (10p) and 10 cent RMB (1p) notes.
He told reporters: 'I've never seen so much money in my life',adding that the depot 'smelt like money' after Mr Cai had dragged in hiscurrency boxes.
Meanwhile Mr Cai admitted that he had a problem in the past withbanks not accepting his cash.
As recently as this week, a desperate laundry businessman appealedfor help after he failed to find a bank to process ￡32,000 worth of coins hehad accumulated, leaving him unable to pay his staff and his mortgage.
dammy, Leicester, United Kingdom, 1 day ago
Surely what they are doing turning him away from everywhere is wrong,its legal tender at the end of the day, no?
JasonRM, Gulf Shores, United States, 17 hours ago
In the US its illegal to refuse legal tender in any form. What thoserules are in china is anyones guess.