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    iPad or any other device is not worth any part of human body. If a man sells his kindey to pay medical bills or college fees I could still understand but a gadget. Where the ****** is the world heading.

    IPad 2 Not Worth A Kidney, Says Chinese Boy | The Daily Feed | Minyanville.com

    iPad 2 Not Worth a Kidney, Says Chinese Boy

    Having been out of the black market organ trade for so long, I'm no longer up to date with the exchange rate on various body parts. I remember getting an original Motorola Droid for a lung and a copy of Windows Vista for a couple of toes, but I wouldn't know what a piece of modern tech would cost in terms of human tissue.

    But my organ trafficking records are up to date now that a 17-year-old Chinese boy decided to sell his kidney to buy an iPad 2.

    According to Shanghai Daily, the ****** from the Anhui Province desperately wanted to buy Apple's flagship tablet but didn't have enough cash. Rather than waiting to save up the money for the Apple product when it invariably gets marked down, the lad decided to sell one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (roughly $3,400) so he could afford one. But, surprisingly, the scenario in which the organ was harvested wasn't in the best of conditions, and the boy isn't feeling very well.

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

    Sounds legit.

    So on April 28, without his parents' knowledge, the boy underwent the surgery which was "arranged" by the broker. To his credit, it was at an actual hospital. Afterward, he was paid his money -- plus an extra 2,000 yuan -- and returned home.

    But as meddling mothers are wont to do, the boy's mom eventually found out and tried calling the broker. Oddly enough, his phone is always powered off. Strange.

    Upon further checks with the hospital, the location isn't actually qualified to perform organ transplants and, since the kidney removal was contracted to a "Fujian businessman," the hospital staff claimed to have no idea that the surgery was taking place.

    Well, thinking positively, hopefully the boy starts feeling better very soon.

    Maybe around the time Apple releases the iPad 3.
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    Until there are lines of people waiting on kidney surgery to buy an iPad, I'm going to write this off as one very disturbed individual.

    What's the world coming to? Pretty much the same normal place its always been, and always populated by a smaller handful of people who stray WAY outside the norm in behavior.
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    He has another kidney that he can use for the upcoming iPhone-5.
    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkhanmd View Post
    He has another kidney that he can use for the upcoming iPhone-5.
    Well said.
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    I saw a video online of a guy who paid a woman $900 + the cost of the iPad2 for her place in line, JUSt so that he could get his that very night for a plane trip.

    True story - I had to pick my jaw off the floor after reading the article and seeing the video.
    "The more I learn, the more I realize just how little I really do know!" -Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCGuy View Post
    I saw a video online of a guy who paid a woman $900 + the cost of the iPad2 for her place in line, JUSt so that he could get his that very night for a plane trip.

    True story - I had to pick my jaw off the floor after reading the article and seeing the video.
    Man why not use that 900 dollar and put it in your kids college education or take a nice weekend off with your family or friends.
    If this helped you hit thanks.
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    Wow, these are just gadgets that are obsoleted in months. I can't understand what would compel someone to way overpay for an iPad, be that paying someone for their spot in line, or GIVING UP A **** KIDNEY.

    It's just not worth it.

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