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Teen Sells Kidney to Buy iPad

Teen Sells Kidney to Buy iPad

Posted June 2, 2011 at 2:14pm by iClarified
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A 17-year old Chinese boy has reportedly sold his right kidney for an iPad 2. The boy, from Huaishan City, said he couldn't afford an iPad 2 and wanted one rather badly. He came in contact with an online broker told him he could get 22,000 Yuan (about $3,400) for his kidney.

I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it said the boy surnamed Zheng in Huaishan City A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20 000 yuan.

When his mother found out that her son had had his right kidney removed at Chenzhou Hospital, she informed the police. The hospital reportedly doesn't have the proper facilities to perform such surgery, which lasts about three hours. Now as the police are investigating, the boys health is deteriorating.


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Trev
Trev - June 3, 2011 at 11:58am
Pretty sad, but that follows the stigmata of the Apple cult. Maybe if the iPad didn't have a ridiculous markup (as does all apple products), he wouldn't have had to go to this extream
DacksMac
DacksMac - June 3, 2011 at 9:20am
He didn't say "ALL," quit being ridiculous.
Ebhram Laurente
Ebhram Laurente - June 2, 2011 at 9:46pm
This is crazy
Ollie
Ollie - June 2, 2011 at 4:23pm
Bit drastic I'm an apple fan but I think that's crazy
VX
VX - June 2, 2011 at 4:00pm
What the news didn't say...is if sold it to Steve J.
Nick
Nick - June 2, 2011 at 3:34pm
I don't think he even has his iPad yet, I mean he probably didn't get paid until after the surgery so if he's still in the hospital he might die before he even gets the chance to purchase one.
PReaper
PReaper - June 2, 2011 at 5:24pm
As I understand it the procedure wasn't even conducted at the hospital and that's why his health is at risk at the moment..
Andrew
Andrew - June 2, 2011 at 3:07pm
Okay... So a husband returned his and apple gave him a new one. I think this kid, though very stupid, deserves an iPad, an iMac and a call from Steve on his new iPhone to thank him for taking fanboy to a whole new level!!
gregory
gregory - June 2, 2011 at 2:44pm
Why is this news? I thought this is a normal thing. I sold my left nut for a CD player 7 years ago and I didn't make the news.
Joe Cole
Joe Cole - June 3, 2011 at 12:58am
Did you receive the CD player?
Nick
Nick - June 2, 2011 at 2:38pm
Apparently working is completely out of the question. When will people realize you can't cut corners and get everything you want right now?
Perf
Perf - June 2, 2011 at 2:52pm
What if he can't earn enough to buy an ipad 2, you talk like everyone works for 2500$/month, i dont approve of the kid's actions, but you really cant talk like this about a kid who maybe works in a nike/adidas factory for 2 bucks a month..
absa01
absa01 - June 2, 2011 at 3:26pm
Agreed with Nick!
Kickazz
Kickazz - June 2, 2011 at 5:17pm
Anything and everything is a reason to blame Obama. Welfare existed way before he was elected even under Reagan and the Bushs.
Nick
Nick - June 2, 2011 at 5:31pm
I love how barely anybody ever talks about Clinton, and he's the entire reason we're even in this mess. It's because of him that people were able to buy houses they couldn't afford in the first place, and then had to foreclose on that caused this entire mess.
Perf
Perf - June 3, 2011 at 2:00am
No, seriously, i didn't say you have to make 2500$/month just so you can afford an ipad, but you really don't know if he earns even a fifth of that, and you don't know if he works at all. Who knows maybe he works hrs/day - which is definetly more then you do, and earns a few $$ cuz he lives somewhere where they can't buy such stuff. Anyway i don't condone smth like this, and disagree with a kid, just annoyed by ppl talking like go get a job or smth. ...
the face
the face - June 2, 2011 at 2:21pm
wat has the world come to?
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