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Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Babaganoush » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:52 am

Boy, 17, sells kidney to buy iPad 2 in China

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A TEENAGER in China sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2, Chinese newspaper the 'Global Times' reports.
The 17-year-old boy, identified only by the surname Zheng, searched the internet and found a buyer who was willing to pay 22,000 yuan ($3400) for the organ.
Without telling his family of his plans, he travelled north from his home in the eastern Anhui province to a hospital in the city of Chenzhou in Hunan province, where he was operated on under the supervision of a kidney-selling agent.
His mother's suspicions were aroused when her son returned home with an iPad 2 and an iPhone, and Zheng, who was left with a deep red scar from the surgery, was forced to admit what he did.
She took him back to Chenzhou to report the crime, but the contact numbers the kidney agents gave Zheng were not working.

The hospital, which admitted contracting out its urology department to a businessman, denied any connection with the kidney-removal operation.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:36 am

Awesome! If I could get $3400 for my kidney I could buy 6 iPads!!! Seems like a good idea.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Babaganoush » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:00 am

That would make Steve Jobs very happy.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Boycs » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:28 am

His mother's suspicions were aroused when her son returned home with an iPad 2 and an iPhone


I'm going to be suspicious if my wife ever brings one home!!

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:49 pm

Hahah. I love this thread.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Going South » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:39 pm

how come it costs $3400 for a made in china products of iPad2,iPhone, and Zheng in china?

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Babaganoush » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:20 pm

It didn't cost $3,400. He saved a fair bit for iPad 3 and iphone5.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby SuperGLS » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:35 pm

Babaganoush wrote:It didn't cost $3,400. He saved a fair bit for iPad 3 and iphone5.


Hahah! Good thinking by the young man.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Shalini » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:52 am

I was at someone's 21st Birthday party last night and most of the Birthday Girl's friends had one of these isomething or itheother.

But I have a feeling this lot sold their brains to acquire the ithings...

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Synergy » Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:02 am

Dam that's desperate! Apple isn't even that good :D . Android all the way!

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby SuperGLS » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:19 pm

Shalini, hahah!

Synergy, you'd have to admit that there isn't a good android tablet out there.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Ranjith » Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:04 pm

Going South wrote:how come it costs $3400 for a made in china products of iPad2,iPhone, and Zheng in china?

Traveling expense,food,accommodation and blah blah blah...would love to see his face when ipad 4 comes out.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Synergy » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:54 am

SuperGLS wrote:Shalini, hahah!

Synergy, you'd have to admit that there isn't a good android tablet out there.


True, I don't have a tablet but I heard the xoom and galaxy tab are pretty good too. Though at the moment Apple is still the king of the tablet market. Probably would be different in a couple of years time.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby SuperGLS » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:25 pm

New iPad announced earlier today. I hope everyone has been preparing their kidneys for departure.

www.apple.com to check it out. Basically just an updated screen (where the human eye can't see the individual pixels, excellent!), updated camera, some updated apps, and 4G LTE compatible.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby afghankhan » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:59 pm

I want it free. So I am waiting for the day when you can get all these Ithings for free. Atm I am happy with my htc diamond 3-4 years old.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Going South » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:04 am

Ipad 3 aka HD is out. Wonder what we get to hear !!!

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Ankur » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:20 am

The other kidney is for sale?

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Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Djorr5 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:10 am

I need a liver.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby afghankhan » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:40 pm

afghankhan wrote:I want it free. So I am waiting for the day when you can get all these Ithings for free. Atm I am happy with my htc diamond 3-4 years old.

I bought an Ipod 4G 32gb second hand for little more then 200$

I needed it to listen to music. Its often irritating travling with train with all kind of weird people. Now I can get some peace.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Babaganoush » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:43 pm

Why would you buy an IPOD for 200 bucks when you can get a smart phone for that much that will also play music? I believe IPODS are obsolete now.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby SuperGLS » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:01 pm

iPods have their place, they aren't obsolete yet, as sales are still very high.

But yeah, my iPhone does it all.

My brother got the new iPad which means he now has one of each generation. "One for the living room, one for the bedroom and one for work." Yep...

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby afghankhan » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:26 pm

Babaganoush wrote:Why would you buy an IPOD for 200 bucks when you can get a smart phone for that much that will also play music? I believe IPODS are obsolete now.

I already have a smart phone htc diamond which is around 4 years old. The headphones has been destroyed 5-6 times and its special headphones so dificult to get them.

Iphone the new one costs 4000-5000 krones my Ipod was bought at 1300kr.

And the most important reason: When I used my phone for music I always ended up with a dead phone because of too much battery usage. Now there is almost always charge in my phone.

I don't know whether you live in US or India and how prices are there but things are always a bit more expensive here in Denmark because of taxes.

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Re: Boy,17,sells kidney to buy

Postby Verity » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:04 am

Surly a kidney is worth more then a Ipad
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