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Pak_Jazba
3rd June 2011, 23:03
BEIJING - A teenager in China's Anhui province has sold his right kidney to buy an iPad 2. His mother, who knew nothing of his plans, now hopes to hunt down the criminals who disabled him, a media report said.

Seventeen-year-old Xiao Zheng had been dreaming of a new iPad 2 for a while, but the price was beyond his means.

Zheng found an agent ready to buy his kidney and travelled to Hunan province in central China to undergo surgery in a local hospital. With the 22,000 yen ($3,900) he was paid, Zheng bought a new iPad 2 and iPhone and then returned home, according to a report on the Dongfang TV channel Thursday.

"Xiao Zheng returned home with a computer and a new Apple phone. We do not have the money for such expensive gadgets. At first, he did not want to tell me where he got that much money from. Later he confessed he had sold his right kidney to buy these things," his mother told the channel.

After she learned the truth, Zheng's mother travelled with her son back to the hospital, only to discover that the operating theater had been rented out for commercial use to a businessman from Fujian province. Several attempts to reach the agents failed, as their phones were switched off.

Zheng's health is deteriorating day by day, and his mother said she hopes she will be able to find the criminals who disabled her son.

Source : Yahoo News

Toony™®
3rd June 2011, 23:06
He is so going to regret it when the Ipad3 comes out...

jheenga
3rd June 2011, 23:06
oh oh ...

UmarAkmals-fan
3rd June 2011, 23:10
He is so going to regret it when the Ipad3 comes out...

:))) :)))


Hunan province :facepalm: ..its the worst place in the world ...full of crimnals ..its new york of china ...last time i went there ..there were prositutes as young as 11 offering me there service for 5 yuan ..which is nothing ....really felt sad after visiting the place

Dr. Schaden Freud
3rd June 2011, 23:15
:facepalm

I don't know if I should laugh or be sad at this news.

violet_may
3rd June 2011, 23:21
O poor kid :(
But seriously, all that for an iPad :O

duostyle
3rd June 2011, 23:49
Poor kid? More like a complete idiot.

He's 17, surely he knows what he was doing. And some old dying businessman took opportunity of this ******'s overwhelming temptation to buy some fricking shiny gadgets. I'd say PWNED, sir.

kkmix
4th June 2011, 00:08
Just Kidney? I am willing to chop off both my hands to buy an Ipad 2.

Energy
4th June 2011, 00:17
Sad state of affairs to see kids in these days I tell you.

jheenga
4th June 2011, 00:26
Just Kidney? I am willing to chop off both my hands to buy an Ipad 2.

then how will u put da make-up !!!

kkmix
4th June 2011, 00:29
then how will u put da make-up !!!

I'll hire you to do that




:amin

jheenga
4th June 2011, 00:44
I'll hire you to do that




:amin

chee chee .... i aint doing no make-up on a guy !!!

Khabri420
4th June 2011, 00:46
Over-hyped product :amin

GOAT
4th June 2011, 02:13
Yeah its kinda cool but I already have a laptop. Maybe if I got it as a gift it'd be neat, wouldn't pay for it though.


#sanepeoplesopinionontablets

edit: yeah I just used a hashtag. #youmad

Fireworks11
4th June 2011, 02:27
Poor mother.

kkmix
4th June 2011, 02:29
I have an Ipad 2, and I think it's worth it.

Not the kidney, but the money.

Geordie Ahmed
4th June 2011, 02:30
Idiot, everyone knows Android is superior :yk

Aly
4th June 2011, 02:40
I have an Ipad 2, and I think it's worth it.

Not the kidney, but the money.

what??????????..doesn't even have flash which means almost no streaming movies.


Android all the way!


In my humble opinion, Apple instead of working on the efficiency of their machine, is just concentrating on the hoopla which could present its products as a status symbol, posh stuff to have .

Nothing wrong with that, it's just that this particular plan exposes their frame of mind which at least at the moment looks more like a posh clothing line rather than an honest and respectable i.t brand.

161 KPH
4th June 2011, 04:08
That's just sheer stupidity.

kingusama92
4th June 2011, 04:13
Of all the things to sacrifice your kidney for, an IPAD?!

Pathetic.

GOAT
4th June 2011, 04:45
What would you give your kidney for, KU?


I think if you offered me a GT Continental or Priyanka Chopra I'd do it.

Gujar
4th June 2011, 06:28
You can survive with one kidney but scientists are unsure if you can survive with no iPad. This kid was taking no chances.

Hamza78
4th June 2011, 06:39
There go china

Prince_Pathan
4th June 2011, 08:31
haha i have two kidneys



lol gujjar

kingusama92
4th June 2011, 08:37
What would you give your kidney for, KU?


I think if you offered me a GT Continental or Priyanka Chopra I'd do it.

I'd give my kidney for the IPAD 3. :D

Usman
4th June 2011, 09:37
What would you give your kidney for, KU?


I think if you offered me a GT Continental or Priyanka Chopra I'd do it.

:))) You might just be getting a PM soon from some Chinese billionaire taking you up on that offer!

By the way how expensive is this iPad in China? $3900 he got for the kidney, and even once you add the price of the iPad to the iPhone, its not that much! I think he managed to make two people very happy - the person who took the kidney, and the iPad salesman!

And this boy took one heck of a gamble. Not only did he give away his kidney for money (and a tiny amount at that!), but he took the risk that this hospital involved in the dodgy transaction would carry out the operation safely, and that the 'buyer' would ever pay up. But if you're stupid enough to sell your kidney for an iPad, then I guess these sorts of common sense concerns don't cross your mind.

LethalSami
4th June 2011, 09:41
whats the current rate of a kidney in PAk?????? around Rs 1 Lakh...........methinks :inti

Ummer Khan
4th June 2011, 10:09
As an APPLE a day is supposed to keep the doctor away........he bought a couple of apples[iphone & ipad] at a time ,as a safety precaution;so not a bad deal afterall.

He isn`t that nuts:zoni.

Fireworks11
4th June 2011, 10:10
It's a very strange world out there. :zoni

Easa
4th June 2011, 13:23
You can survive with one kidney but scientists are unsure if you can survive with no iPad. This kid was taking no chances.
:))) :))) legend.

saajidrox
4th June 2011, 13:31
i would love to have a iPad 2 but sadly i don't have money i cant be bothered selling my ipad 1 to buy 2 i have used it and don't want to let it go

Dr. Schaden Freud
4th June 2011, 14:52
You can survive with one kidney but scientists are unsure if you can survive with no iPad. This kid was taking no chances.

:))) :)))

Good one!

ITGuy
10th June 2011, 00:00
Feel sorry for the kid but the craze for gadgets is just mind boggling!!

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/8552195/Chinese-teen-sells-his-kidney-for-an-iPad-2.html


The 17-year-old boy, identified only by his surname, "Zheng", confessed to his mother that he had sold the kidney after spotting an online advertisement offering cash to anyone prepared to become an organ donor.

"I wanted to buy an iPad 2, but I didn't have the money," the boy told Shenzhen TV in the southern province of Guangdong, "When I surfed the internet I found an advert posted online by agent saying they were able to pay RMB20,000 to buy a kidney." After negotiations, the boy travelled north to the city of Chenzhou in Hunan Province where the kidney was removed at a local hospital which discharged him after three days, paying a total of RMB22,000
for the organ.

"When he came back, he had a laptop and a new Apple handset," his mother, identified as Miss Liu, told the station, showing off the livid red scar where her son's kidney was removed, "I wanted to know how he had got so much money and he finally confessed that he had sold one of his kidneys."

The mother took the son back to Chenzhou to report the crime to the police, however, the mobiles of the three agents that Zheng had contacted were all switched off.

The hospital, which admitted contracting out its urology department to a private businessman, denied any knowledge of the surgery.

Gotham Cronie
11th June 2011, 10:26
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