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Chinese boy 'sells kidney to buy iPad'


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

A Chinese boy is suffering from kidney failure after he sold his organ to buy an iPad and iPhone, state media reported on Friday.

The 17-year-old boy, identified only by his surname Wang, was approached in an online chatroom and paid 22,000 yuan (2,200) for his kidney to be used in an illegal transplant operation, the Xinhua News Agency said.

The teen now suffers from renal deficiency and his health is deteriorating, according to prosecutors in Chenzhou city, Hunan province.

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#2    Eldorado

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

Can be a tough life.... being a Wang.

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Edited by Eldorado, 07 April 2012 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

I hope that I pad was worth it. Damn fool, 17 and he makes such a moronic, immature decision.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

He got ripped but at least he still has he's wang.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

Great trade, a kidney that might last a lifetime, or an iPad that is definitely outdated in a year.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:31 PM

Kidney-shmidney.  They're over-rated anyways.   :P

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

Wasn't there a story just like this one posted on here  a while ago?  I could have sworn there was...


I am Not saying it is this one, but the other story was about a boy  selling his kidney to buy an IPad who was Chinese and 17 years old...  Two different story's most likely... but  a coincidence


EDIT - I was right... there was a similar  story..  ( very similar )  story about a 17 year old  Chines boy selling his kidney to buy himself and IPad2

Topic -> http://www.unexplain...1

Only differences are .. One says Ipad  the other is iPad2, and surnames of boys are different...... Ages of the boys  and the story line is the same give or take.......Now that's what I call a coincidence !!

Edited by Beckys_Mom, 09 April 2012 - 12:46 AM.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:45 AM

Wow.... Now that's what I call a dumbass!!! I have heard stories that could mirror this to a certain degree, as to the stupidity of people. I'm a bit of a techie, but I would never sell a part of my body for something that will be outdated in six months, let alone last a lifetime. I love my android tablet and I would never sell my left nut to get one....lol. I understand why they put this in the bizarre section, but after reading this story and others on this site, I think they should come up with another section here reserved for those stories that show off the galactic stupidity of people. It begs to question, are we REALLY that much more intelligent than the rest of the animals on earth???...lol.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

oh wow he got screwed hope he got apple care included hospitals dont have wifi sorry kiddo.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

All this mobile thing is really demonstrating that our world is regressing, at least in mass market computer technology....

Yeah, people prefer underpowered electronic gizmo like iPad and iPhone instead of powerful destkop computer, which are about the same price as the gizmo by the way.

At least the hippie (i.e. : Steve Jobs) is dead. Ah kapitalism, so sweet the dreams you instill in us, though maybe also a bit itchy!


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

Transactions like this should be made legal  :innocent:  :devil:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:15 PM

Could have been worse-could have been 1985 and he traded for a Sinclair C5..damn i did not see that idea failing.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

View Postschizoid78, on 09 April 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

All this mobile thing is really demonstrating that our world is regressing, at least in mass market computer technology....

Yeah, people prefer underpowered electronic gizmo like iPad and iPhone instead of powerful destkop computer, which are about the same price as the gizmo by the way.

At least the hippie (i.e. : Steve Jobs) is dead. Ah kapitalism, so sweet the dreams you instill in us, though maybe also a bit itchy!
Yeah, blame capitalism.

No one forced the kid.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

darwinism at work.
I feel sorry for him but at 17 he should know better.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

It's just a kidney. Your body has got like four of them I think.





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