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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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Teenager sells kidney for ipad2

I don't know if this is true. I don't know if this is the correct place to post this story. If it isn't, then one of the moderators can move it. I really hope that this story isn't true. If it is, then it is very sad.

http://life.globaltimes.cn/life/2011-06/661408.html

Zheng shows scar on his stomach after kidney removal surgery.

A teenager in Huaishan, Anhui Province has sold one of his kidneys to buy an iPad2 tablet computer, as reported by SZTV on June 1.

The 17-year-old man surnamed Zheng, a freshman in high school, got connected with a kidney-selling agent through the internet, who pledged to pay him 20,000 yuan ($3,084.45 ) for one of his kidneys.

On April 28 of this year, Zheng went to Chenzhou, Hunan Province to have his kidney removed under the supervision of three so-called middlemen, and received 22,000 yuan ($3,392.97). Then he returned home with a laptop and an iPhone.

Zheng's mother discovered her son's new electronic products and forced him to reveal how he came to afford them. Then she took Zheng to Chenzhou and reported the matter to local police. The three agents' telephones have not been answered since that time.

Chenzhou 198 Hospital, where Zheng had his surgery, has no qualifications for kidney transplantation, according to SZTV reporters.

The hospital has denied any connection with the kidney removal operation, and has said that its urology department is contracted to a businessman in Fujian.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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He got ripped off I know a dude that woulda paid 10k for it
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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On April 28 of this year, Zheng went to Chenzhou, Hunan Province to have his kidney removed under the supervision of three so-called middlemen, and received 22,000 yuan ($3,392.97). Then he returned home with a laptop and an iPhone.
Where does it mention an iPad 2? That's what your thread title indicates he bought.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:40 PM   #4
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My wife was reading over my shoulder and said "wow! Is that all kidneys go for these days?".

Although if it where me, I would have atleast waited for the iPhone 5...
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:50 PM   #5
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Wow... I hope that's not true, then again if it is this is just a main reason why Apple is #1, people will give a kidney for there products!
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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Where does it mention an iPad 2? That's what your thread title indicates he bought.
If you use the provided link it will take you to the news site. That is the title that they used.


Teenager sells kidney for ipad2
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 02:55 PM   #7
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 03:18 PM   #8
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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So according to the the article:

Laptop + iPhone = iPad 2???????

The article mentions no where about an iPad 2.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 04:05 PM   #10
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And now he has iRegret.
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And now he has iRegret.
i've got a new idiom for the new millenium...'A fool and his kidney are soon parted [too]'.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 04:17 PM   #12
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i've got a new idiom for the new millenium...'A fool and his kidney are soon parted [too]'.
Favorite thing I've learned today.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 06:46 PM   #13
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Forget the fact that he sold his kidney for an iPad 2. How did he manage to find one in stock on the same day?!?!
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 06:53 PM   #14
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So he sold a perfectly functioning kidney for an iPad 2 with backlight bleed?

Correction...He sold his perfectly functioning kidney for an iPhone 4, even with antenna-gate?
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 07:31 PM   #15
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Come on!! it's only the iPad!!
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Wow... I hope that's not true, then again if it is this is just a main reason why Apple is #1, people will give a kidney for there products!
it could also mean apple users are complete idiots
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 08:02 PM   #17
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That article is obviously a hoax.
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Well, at least he'll have entertainment while he's sitting around waiting for the dialysis machine to finish.
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What an idiot. Though you can't really expect a child to make wise decisions. And how is he a HS freshman if he is 17?!
It's a bit ridiculous how this even went through at the hospital.

Did I mention that the kid is an idiot?

I would never compromise with my health ... for a freaking iPad
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In other news, Steve Jobs is showing up back to work at Apple.
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In other news, Steve Jobs is showing up back to work at Apple.
Coincidence? I think not. Hehe.
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i've got a new idiom for the new millenium...'A fool and his kidney are soon parted [too]'.
This is very clever! Love it.
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That kid got ripped off, kidneys are worth way more than that.
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That kid got ripped off, kidneys are worth way more than that.
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