Chinese boy sells his kidney for an iPad 2

By Emil
Jun 2, 2011
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  1. It's one thing to wait in line forever just to get your hands on Apple's latest and greatest. It's a whole different story to sell your own kidney so you…

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  2. I won't be surprise if he sells his other kidney to get the new iPhone
  3. g4mer

    g4mer TS Maniac Posts: 310

    I see that he already sold hes brain over something else. You dont sell your kidneys over some stupid computer device. iPad will eventually get old and then he will QQ because he sold his kidney for some stupid old worthless crap...
  4. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Great job MR. Jobs... bravo...
  5. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,136   +480

    As much as I am not an Apple fan, this was not Jobs fault. You hear about people doing stupid stuff to get cash or whatever all the time.

    I remember, from a December long ago when the Wii was selling like crazy, a radio station held a contest "hold your pee for a Wii." One of the contestants was a mother who ended up dying since she held it for way too long.
  6. FransB

    FransB TS Rookie Posts: 29

    He also heard there was an app to replace his kidney.
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    I wonder how he removed his kidney, before he had the app to remove his kidney?
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,011   +18

    Sure beats waking up in a bathtub full of ice with a phone taped to your hand.
  9. As no one said this yet... He was holding his kidney wrong!

    (Pretty macabre case, actually)
  10. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    Being 17 year old is just shocking...only getting $3,400 is both shocking and a rip off.
  11. anguis

    anguis TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    Wouldn't be surprised if someone is now using his kidney in the USA or something...
  12. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 490   +16

    I don't know what Chinese laws are like but if this were an American child there would be several large lawsuits. Poor dumb kid...
  13. ebolamonkey3

    ebolamonkey3 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    He's just screwed.
  14. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    I think Chinese law boils down to "Keep your head down. Don't ask questions", besides, who would he sue? the unidentified loyal party member/recipient ? or the unidentified loyal party member/surgeon?
  15. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 490   +16

    Well in America it would be the party making the deal to take the kidney and the hospital that the childs family would sue.
  16. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,937   +157

    One less ***** in the world, Darwin is looking better and better.
  17. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,101   +95

    Oh how wonderful social Darwinism is! Ain't survival of the fittest grand? The sad part is that he'll probably win the Nobel Peace Prize.... Hey, it could happen, just ask Obama.
  18. His kidney is sold on the black market and to the highest bidder around the world.

    On a side note, in China there are mobile execution vehicles that will harvest a person's organs while on the road
  19. This is the dark side of marketing.
  20. He got ripped off (excuse the pun), a human kidney can go for over $5,000 or more on the black market.
  21. Apple = Evil
  22. @Guest 9:29 PM: An unhealthy obsession with material things is evil too
  23. Another Apple fan, if he rich enough he will buy everything Apple without sale himself.

    I come across a lot of young ppl who dont know how to earn money buy everything Apple just to show off. Shame on them
  24. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,681   +86

    By the way DBZ, in many south east asian countries, wealthy westerners are able to buy kidneys for roughly 3-5K$ (at the cheapest); so the ill is just not limited to China.
  25. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    The difference being that the free enterprise system that marginalizes traditional Asian values and elevates a Western worship of materialism is probably more to blame in S.E.Asia than a government harvesting their own people as a biogenic commodity -in general terms....imo

    BTW, I wonder who the recipient was. No truth to the rumour that Steve Jobs is buying immortality one iPad at a time then ?

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