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One Chinese kidney = One American iPad 2

No way I'd sell a kidney unless I get at least a Porsche (or two chicks at once)

Chinese teen buys iPad 2 with kidney sale

Some people would go to any lengths to get an iPad 2, but one teenager in China went to the extreme: Selling his kidney to buy an Apple tablet computer, according to reports.

The 17-year-old, identified by Chinese media as Little Zheng, told a local television station he sold his organ over the internet, according to the BBC online.

Friday's report says the high school student saw an online advertisement offering money to organ donors, and illegal agents organized for the teen's procedure in hospital.

He was given the equivalent of $3,392 US after the operation that he used to buy the iPad 2 and a laptop, the BBC quotes Chinese media as saying.

The report adds that the story came to light after his mother noticed the new high-tech items and a deep red scar on his body.

Chinese authorities banned organ trafficking in 2007, and have introduced a voluntary donor scheme to try to combat the illegal but flourishing trade.

The iPad 2 went on sale in China last month, attracting long lineups and scalpers.

As well, an explosion at Apple's Foxconn Technology Group factory near the central Chinese city of Chengdu that killed three people and injured several others suspended production of the iPad 2 and other products, further hindering the ability to readily get the tablet.
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Re: One Chinese kidney = One American iPad 2

More like one Chinese kidney equals 3,392 American dollars.

I really wish the U.S. would legalize a payment system for kidney donations. There would be no need for dialysis.
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Well maybe he got an iPad AND two chicks at once!
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Re: One Chinese kidney = One American iPad 2

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Well maybe he got an iPad AND two chicks at once!
You can get more than that for $3300.
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Re: One Chinese kidney = One American iPad 2

If he had to sell a kidney to make $3300 there was no way he would no what to do with $3300.
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Re: One Chinese kidney = One American iPad 2

How does the kid manage to donate a kidney and not have his mother find out until she sees the iPad?
My mother could instantly tell if I wore my socks for two days in a row.
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Re: One Chinese kidney = One American iPad 2

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How does the kid manage to donate a kidney and not have his mother find out until she sees the iPad?
It's China.

It would be funny if he ended up with a Chinese iPad knock-off.
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It's China.

It would be funny if he ended up with a Chinese iPad knock-off.
iPanda?

I agree that is should be legal for someone to sell a kidney. It's your body, do what you want with it.
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Hopefully he got the 64 GB version.
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I agree that is should be legal for someone to sell a kidney. It's your body, do what you want with it.
But, then you would have financially incontinent people selling off their body parts every time they got broke, and wandering around on crutches with only one eye, one ear, no feet, no nose, etc. Ewww!
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So what he going to do when the Ipad 3 comes out?
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No way I'd sell a kidney unless I get at least a Porsche (or two chicks at once)



http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story...dney-swap.html
You can score 2 chicks at once for much less. About 90% less. At least that's what my friend told me.
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If he had to sell a kidney to make $3300 there was no way he would no what to do with $3300.
Yo did you have a mini stroke while typing that?
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You can score 2 chicks at once for much less. About 90% less. At least that's what my friend told me.
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How does the kid manage to donate a kidney and not have his mother find out until she sees the iPad?
My mother could instantly tell if I wore my socks for two days in a row.
He probably took his socks off before the operation.
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More like one Chinese kidney equals 3,392 American dollars.

I really wish the U.S. would legalize a payment system for kidney donations. There would be no need for dialysis.
There would be no need for healthcare corporations, either. And they certainly would be a little pissy when YOU were getting the paychecks...not them.
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Re: One Chinese kidney = One American iPad 2

Apparently that kid now has health issues. And to add insult to injury, another local "organ trader" said he got screwed because the amount he received was far below market value.
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Apparently that kid now has health issues. And to add insult to injury, another local "organ trader" said he got screwed because the amount he received was far below market value.
You mean, like everyone else here has said?

I'd put the low end of the value range at $20,000. But India's the bigger organ-trading market anyway.
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More like one Chinese kidney equals 3,392 American dollars.
Don't forget the laptop. Should still have money left over unless he got taken.

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