Ohioan Nickel-And-Dimes Dealership For New Chevy For one Ohio man, counting his nickels and dimes really paid off. James Jones, 70, bought a pickup — and paid half of the $16,000 price tag with coins. He carried them into the dealership in 16 coffee cans. Of course, these days, it'll take more than pocket change to fill up that new Chevy Silverado.
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Ohioan Nickel-And-Dimes Dealership For New Chevy

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Ohioan Nickel-And-Dimes Dealership For New Chevy

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For one Ohio man, counting his nickels and dimes really paid off. James Jones, 70, bought a pickup — and paid half of the $16,000 price tag with coins. He carried them into the dealership in 16 coffee cans. Of course, these days, it'll take more than pocket change to fill up that new Chevy Silverado.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

For one Ohio man, counting his nickels and dimes really paid off. Seventy-year-old James Jones bought a pickup, and he paid half of the $16,000 price tag with coins. He carried them into the dealership in 16 coffee cans. Jones isn't sure how long it took him to save up, but says probably all my life.

Of course these days it'll take more than pocket change to fill up that new Chevy Silverado.

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