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Man pays for new truck with loose change

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by moondg, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. moondg

    moondg Member
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    Jan 11, 2004
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    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.

    What could he possibly do to come up with that much change? He would need a truck to hall it.:laugh:
  2. Ed Edwards

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    Aug 20, 2002
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    I figured once like a 12-ft by 12ft- room filled up to about
    5 feet would be needed to store $20,000 worth of pennies.
    Yes it would take such a vehicle as noted in the OP to
    carry that kind of change around.

    The reason I figured it out was because I knew
    a D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) referee who (at
    great detail over 7 weeks) told be about his
    common 'reward' - copper treasure. The playing
    characters built a cyber-shipping route to take
    care of all the 'copper treasure'.

    Lately the best supply of convicts is copper
    collection personnel :) Copper prices is up,
    electrical equipment has copper in it - thieves
    don't seem to want to wait until the transformers
    are broken - they speed it up :(