Chinese Woman Causes Nightmare by Paying for New BMW Using 100,000 One-Yuan Bills


If you thought the person in front of you in line paying for a pack of gum with pennies was bad …

A woman tapped into the nightmares of a Zhengzhou, Henan province car dealership when she carried in myriad bundles of one-yuan banknotes — 1 yuan is approximately 15 U.S. cents — in order to pay for her new luxury car.


The unnamed buyer purchased a brand new BMW 730Li using 100,000 one-yuan bills ($16,000) with the remaining balance of the 1 million yuan ($160,000) car mercifully charged on her bank card, according to the South China Morning Post.

The money was counted by a team of 20 employees who had to toil away for six uninterrupted hours — from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — in order to make sure the amount was correct.

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The new BMW owner said that her food retail customers often paid her in small denominations and that she was too often busy to deposit or exchange the bills. She thus decided to save them in order to use them all at once on her car purchase, a decision that the dealership employees were surely in rapture over.

Li Moran, the general manager of the car dealership where the purchase was made, was quoted as saying:

“I have read in media that some people like to use small valued banknotes to buy cars, but I never imagined I would experience this kind of thing myself.”

This isn’t the first time in recent weeks a woman in China has made headlines for her antics at a luxury car dealership. Last week, a video of a woman throwing a tantrum at a dealership after her male partner refused to buy her the car she wanted went viral on Chinese social media.

Images via SCMP
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