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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 · 24567 views
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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Daniel - June 4, 2011 at 3:00am
Coose - 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
Calimero - June 3, 2011 at 5:33am
"ALL" Asians, you are the idiot here, racist bastard.
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 - June 2, 2011 at 4:23pm
Bit drastic I'm an apple fan but I think that's crazy
VX - June 2, 2011 at 4:00pm
What the news didn't say...is if sold it to Steve J.
reddevil - June 2, 2011 at 3:28pm
so much for the stereotype that Asians are smart. When he dies im buying his ipad
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.
Pain Reaper
Pain Reaper - 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..
Not on your life
Not on your life - 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!!
absa01 - June 2, 2011 at 3:19pm
I think he deserves a slap in the face. If you risk your life for a Ferarri, will you get one? No. This guys is an idiot.
absa01 - June 2, 2011 at 3:19pm
I think he deserves a slap in the face. If you risk your life for a Ferrari, will you get one? No. This guys is an idiot.
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 - 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 - 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 - June 2, 2011 at 3:05pm
Dude, relax. You don't need to make $2500 to afford an iPad, but there are other ways of getting one without putting your body under the knife in a hospital that doesn't specialize in that type of surgery. Nick is encouraging work, geezz, you don't need an iPad. Are you gonna sell your right arm if you REALLY REALLY want a Ferrari? No, that's nonsense. That was the point of the article. This is nonsense. This kid is obviously really selfish and immature to put himself in danger. Also, now you have to pay for medication and hospital time in order to hear. So Perf.... don't talk shit.
Nick - June 2, 2011 at 3:24pm
Yeah, I'm talking shit (heavy sarcasm if you didn't realize it). Anybody who is stupid enough to risk their life for a electronic device is a moron, plain and simple.
absa01 - June 2, 2011 at 3:26pm
Agreed with Nick!
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