Full-time student Agnes Ng was at the workshop in mid- March with her fiancé, insurance agent Johnathan Chan, to buy a brand new car for their upcoming wedding.
Miss Ng wrote in her Facebook post on April 1: "We wanted to get a Myvi but a brand new BMW330E caught Johnathan’s eye. While my fiancé and I were looking at it, this salesman said to his colleague, ‘How can some people come looking at BMW when they can’t afford to buy decent clothes for themselves? How pathetic, get a Myvi instead."
The 22-year-old said that she watched her fiancé’s face frown, as he felt bad about not being able to afford a BMW. The couple then applied for a loan to get a Myvi and left.
The Facebook post, which has more than 76,000 likes and 56,000 shares so far, garnered support from netizens who praised the couple for not standing up to the salesman.
Ms Ng added, “We are young and just starting out in life, and I understand my fiancé is not rich. I was so embarrassed and I wished I could put a bunch of money on the table to shut his mouth”.
But fate was about to turn. Ms. Ng went home that night and found her brother jumping around shouting “I’ve won!”. It turns out he had just won RM750 on a new online slots game. After he explained to Ms. Ng how it worked she decided to give it a go.
Ms. Ng said, "I used the 30% Welcome Bonus + 10% Unlimited Bonus but didn’t win anything, unlike my brother. However, I was still feeling down about what happened earlier so I decided to deposit RM50 and try again. Well on my third spin, I won the mega-jackpot of RM416,872!"