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Old 06-03-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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How far would YOU go to buy a tablet/ereader?

Me? Probably just save up for a couple-few months to get one.

This kid? Decided that a kidney was a good barter for an iPad 2.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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I like them, but since my office provides me a free blackberry and free airtime I can't seem to rationalize the expense.
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:18 AM   #4
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I sold ANOTHER person's kidney for my iPad! And what's that kid going to do with the ipad?
If he's so poor he has to sell a kidney for the thing I wouldn't even count him having even wireless at home or even a use for it... I respectfully propose his candidacy for this year's darwin awards!
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:21 AM   #5
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Ouch. Here's to hoping he doesn't develop kidney disease later and have cause to regret that decision!
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:46 PM   #6
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If he's so poor he has to sell a kidney for the thing I wouldn't even count him having even wireless at home or even a use for it... I respectfully propose his candidacy for this year's darwin awards!
He would only qualify for a Darwin award if he sold his remaining kidney to get that wireless connection.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
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Well that's another way for Apple to open the Chinese market.
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:46 AM   #8
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now THATS a fanboy LOL.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:42 AM   #9
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:53 AM   #10
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:56 PM   #11
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Disgusting! Not because the boy but the people who offered such horrendous deal. I wonder how the kid was sure, that he certainly was going to get an iPad no matter what ...

I would not be surprise if the mother has to sell the iPad in order to cover additional medical expenses.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:41 AM   #12
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #13
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If he's so poor he has to sell a kidney for the thing I wouldn't even count him having even wireless at home or even a use for it...
Says in the article he 'surfed the internet' to find the ad.

I think there is more to this story then meets the eye.
There are of course exceptions, but poor Chinese people do not act this way.

Even 17 year olds have a sense of family and national responsibility.

Most poor families in China would not have the resources to sue, and would be too embarrassed to let anyone know that a family member had acted so irresponsibly.

Also there is a lot more than a simple operation involved in determining if the kidney is suitable etc. The boy could not have done this in a few hours after school.

Sounds very National Enquirer to me

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Old 06-08-2011, 10:13 PM   #14
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I'm not gonna lie, but kidneys are soo much more expensive than that. Just think about how much it costs to get a kidney? your medical bills would be through the roof. And he only got $3400.

Plus, technology changes every month. He's gonna need to sell a lung when the next version comes out. -_-

It would be MUCH smarter to donate a liver. Those can grow back at least.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:29 PM   #15
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Also there is a lot more than a simple operation involved in determining if the kidney is suitable etc. The boy could not have done this in a few hours after school.

Sounds very National Enquirer to me

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I'm baffled about the part that the urology suite was rented by a private businessman.
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