17-Year-Old Sells Kidney for iPad 2

A 17-year old boy, identified only by the surname Zheng from the Anhui Province of eastern China reportedly sold one of his kidneys to finance the purchase of an iPad 2 tablet. Zheng scoured the internet looking for a way to make money and found a buyer who offered to pay him 22,000 yuan ($3000) for his organ.

"I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it," Zheng said. "A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan."

The operation took place in late April without his parents’ knowledge or consent. His mother became suspicious when Zheng came home with a new iPad 2 and an iPhone. When she questioned her son he finally told the truth about where he came up with the funds to buy the Apple hardware. She immediately contacted police. An investigation is underway but police say they have yet to locate the broker.

Source: TheNextWeb by way of Techie Buzz

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    SpencerRuler says:

    Misleading, unless you read the whole article:

    "Like Apple, mobile phones and social networks offer an opportunity for us to express our basic human need to communicate."


    Living in Canada can be a very good thing, you know. We enjoy the universal healthcare and gun-free environment of an European country while getting all of our games released at the same time as in the US.

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    Andrew Eisen says:

    "His mother became suspicious when Zheng came home with a new iPad 2 and an iPhone."

    Wow, really?  Only then did she become suspicious?  There wasn’t anything noticeable post-op to clue her in?


    Andrew Eisen

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