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Russian man buys iPhone XS with bathtub of coins


iPhone purchase with coins
If this picture is accurate, the store transaction did not involve Apple Pay.
Photo: Ludmila Semushina/Facebook

It sometimes feels like it takes a bathtub full of money to afford the latest iPhone.

In Russia, one man apparently did just that in order to purchase an iPhone XS.

The website,, posted a picture found on Facebook that shows the likely prank. The photo originated from Ludmila Semushina and was apparently snapped at a store authorized to sell Apple.

The photo allegedly shows a full-size bathtub full of Russian ruble coins. The men in the background of the photo apparently helped the man carry in the rather heavy tub and its contents.

The author of the story,’s Victor Hristov, guessed there were 100,000 Russian rubles, which his about $1,400 for an iPhone XS with 256GB of storage.

According to the story, the man was able to buy the iPhone but the clerk was annoyed.


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