Chinese teen sells kidney for 2,000 pounds to buy iPad 2

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  1. Oracle

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    A 17-year-old Chinese boy has sold one of his kidneys for just 2,000 pounds to pay for Apple's tablet computer iPad 2.

    The boy, identified as Zheng from Guangdong Province, said that he had sold the kidney after spotting an online advertisement offering cash to anyone prepared to become an organ donor.

    "I wanted to buy an iPad 2, but I didn't have the money. When I surfed the internet I found an advert posted online by agent saying they were able to pay 20,000 renminbi (1,880 pounds) to buy a kidney," The Telegraph quoted Zheng, as saying.

    After negotiations, the boy travelled to Hunan Province, where the kidney was removed at a local hospital which discharged him after three days. He was paid 22,000 renminbi (2,070 pounds) for the organ.

    Zheng, who has suffered complications following the surgery, returned home, but was unable to keep what he had done from his mother.

    "When he came back, he had a laptop and a new Apple handset. I wanted to know how he had got so much money and he finally confessed that he had sold one of his kidneys," his mother said.

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  3. Oracle

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    Questions galore:

    1. How come when every Chinese have 2 TV sets, 2 ACs and 1 Car according to an old Chinese member on this forum, this kinda things happen?
    2. iPad 2 fakes not on the shelves in China? So long?
    3. Who here is from Guangdong Province? :pound:
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Good God !
    Shocking !!!!!


    That Kid going to regret, IPAD3 is hitting after 6 months..
     
  5. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I am in Guangdong. Except for the few well off foreigners and Chinese living in the clouds of quarter occupied buildings above the shanty towns underneath, none can afford half a years earnings for an Ipad. It is funny walking into Starbucks where you see a bunch of well off Chinese who all have tablet computer and the thousands of people walking by enviously stare at them. The order of importance to Chinese is house, car, Ipad... pretty screwed up.
     
  6. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Their should be a balance between Material and Spiritual worlds..

    Anything beyond normal is harmful..

    Btw, I don have to mention Chinese parenting now days..
     
  7. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Kunal, your wrong, he still has 2 eyes, testicles, intestine, blood and brain to donate. However i think he will save the brain till the next Levis sale coming summer.
     
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    1.6 lac, does that appear as proper price for a kidney ? In medical market, is there supposed to be fixed prices for organ or they are open for any level of negotiations ?
     
  9. Blackwater

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    Sorry in 1 yrs time .In 6 months it will be i phone 5
     
  10. The Messiah

    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Always knew people who buy apple are naive.

    Could have bought asus eee pad for half the price with better or similar features than ipad2.
     
  11. dev.uitda

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    Nah.. The kid has another kidney for that!
     
  12. Blackwater

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    people in the world are naive.that y apple i pad has more sales than susu i mean asus.... business work on sales not on immolation
     
  13. Ray

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    The effects of commercialisation and advertisement.
     
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    still sales and money speakes. still people buy with tabloids with research. i personally fell i pad is better than acer,blackberry and samung tab
     
  15. amitkriit

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    I just got one, I think its overpriced a bit.
     
  16. The Messiah

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    In what way ?

    I go by features and specs and not by brand and trend but then again like most i am not a sheep.
     

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