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Old Jun 2, 2011, 10:56 PM   #26
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The good news is that he still has ANOTHER kidney to sell when the iPad 3 comes out!

I jest. Honestly, I don't believe the story. It has Urban-Legend written all over it.
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Old Jun 2, 2011, 11:10 PM   #27
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In other news, Steve Jobs is showing up back to work at Apple.
Hey if Chinese parts are good enough for an iPad...
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 08:11 AM   #28
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The BBC have picked up this story too - quoting from Chinese media. Apparently he was paid $4,000, with which he bought a laptop and an iPad 2. I guess swapping a body organ for a trendy gadget is a more catchy headline than "Teen sells body organ".
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 08:14 AM   #29
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Could be worse, could've been a Playbook or Xoom...
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 10:12 AM   #30
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In other news, Steve Jobs is showing up back to work at Apple.
lol, I wasn't expecting that, almost spit out my drink.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 11:22 AM   #31
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I really hope this article isn't true. Otherwise, it's absolutely terrible.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 11:30 AM   #32
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That article is obviously a hoax.
Umm...that joke doesn't work unless it's their firstborn or an arm and a leg.

It's like ordering a non-alcoholic beverage at a bar. It only works if you order milk.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 11:33 AM   #33
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Wonder what he's going to sell to afford the iPhone's monthly dataplan?
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 11:36 AM   #34
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Coincidence? I think not. Hehe.
You can't explain that.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 11:43 AM   #35
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In other news, Steve Jobs is showing up back to work at Apple.
Oh, that is terrible. It's funny, but terrible
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 01:30 PM   #36
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I see in that nothing but an unbalanced youth, unable to get hold of his own wits, and some bastards who took advantage of it. These organ traffickers should be put behind bars ASAP. It astounds me that the Chinese authorities can be so repressive and at the same time let this kind of **** happen. It's not like this crime doesn't require some structure to be carried out.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 09:45 PM   #37
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These organ traffickers should be put behind bars ASAP. It astounds me that the Chinese authorities can be so repressive and at the same time let this kind of **** happen. It's not like this crime doesn't require some structure to be carried out.
I would gladly sell me spare organs for thousands of dollars if it was legal. By the way, this kid got ripped off, $4,000 for a kidney, I would buy it from him for double that then turn around and sell it for at least $30,000.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 11:39 PM   #38
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Just reading this makes my kidneys hurt...

Ahhh!
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 11:50 PM   #39
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In other words. The guy is a total idiot.
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 03:46 AM   #40
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Chinese Teenager Sells Kidney For iPhone and iPad 2.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Article/201009116005218

The dedication to buy Apple products reaches no bounds ha.
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 03:48 AM   #41
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That is pretty ridiculous.
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 03:57 AM   #42
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What will he sell when the new iPhone comes out?
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 04:00 AM   #43
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The kid saw a way to get quick money by selling his body. Young strippers and prostitutes do this all the time as well so it really has nothing to do with Apple products and is more about a young person making a big mistake for quick $$$
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 04:13 AM   #44
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The kid saw a way to get quick money by selling his body. Young strippers and prostitutes do this all the time as well so it really has nothing to do with Apple products and is more about a young person making a big mistake for quick $$$
Pretty much this. I see nothing too shocking. These youngsters just don't understand the value of their bodies.
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 04:18 AM   #45
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also, there's people who're high in debt because they order consumer electronics (or pretty much anything) that they cannot actually afford. Big deal...

whether it's someone's own kidney or the non-existence of their kid's college funds.
people do stupid things
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 04:24 AM   #46
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Pretty much this. I see nothing too shocking. These youngsters just don't understand the value of their bodies.
It's no longer shocking because it's been heard of before, the shock value has gone.

How much is a body worth, an ipad? an iphone? new car? television?
Maybe 50yrs in a health and safety nightmare of a factory until it's wrecked?

Too much emphasis on 'success via materialism'.
What do you own to show that you are a successful man or woman?

Not shocking, just sad, really sad.
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 05:26 AM   #47
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It's sad but someone on 9to5mac argued that if he was dumb enough to do it then he's not deserving of it. Not that I agree to this viewpoint but it's an interesting way to look at it nonetheless.

What's even more sad is he only got $3400 (originally he agreed to $3200) - they gave him an extra $200..wtf
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 06:18 AM   #48
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The problem is not that the teenager decided to sell off part of his body. Teenagers (and adults) make stupid decisions all the time.

The problem is that a hospital, surgeon, transplant team, theatre staff, etc. can perform this sort of elective procedure in the first place.

If you at a government-level allow elective organ donation for cash, you can't then complain about who takes up the offer or what they spend the cash on.

(The hospital say they knew nothing about it, so either they're lying, or they have such awful administrative procedures that they don't even know what happens in their own premises -- either way it's not good).
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 06:22 AM   #49
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Well, at least he has one kidney left for the inevitable, revolutionary iPad 3 and iPhone 4S.
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Old Jun 4, 2011, 06:25 AM   #50
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Whats the big deal? I'd do it haha


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