Teenager sells kidney for ipad2

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  1. LarryC, Jun 2, 2011
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    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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    He got ripped off I know a dude that woulda paid 10k for it
     
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    Where does it mention an iPad 2? That's what your thread title indicates he bought. :confused:
     
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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... :rolleyes:
     
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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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    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
    Source: Globaltimes.cn [15:58 June 02 2011]Comments
     
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    Hum mm MacBook pro here I come...
     
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    darwinism FTW!
     
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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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    And now he has iRegret.
     
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    i've got a new idiom for the new millenium...'A fool and his kidney are soon parted [too]'. :p
     
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    Favorite thing I've learned today.
     
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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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    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? :D
     
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    Come on!! it's only the iPad!! :confused:
     
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    it could also mean apple users are complete idiots :p
     
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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 :eek:
     
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    In other news, Steve Jobs is showing up back to work at Apple.
     
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    Coincidence? I think not. Hehe.
     
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    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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    this ^^^
     
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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah lol
     

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