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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:02 PM

Five Charged in China After Teen Trades Kidney for iPhone and iPad

Source: Time

Camping overnight at the Apple store looks pretty tame after this case. Five people in southern China have been charged for taking a 17-year-old boys kidney in exchange for an iPad and an iPhone.

According to Reuters, one of the defendants received $35,000 for arranging the transplant for an unknown client. He split that money with a surgeon and three other defendants.

The boy, identified only by his surname Wang, confessed to selling his kidney after his mom asked him where his new Apple products came from. Prosecutors from Chenzhou, in the Hunan province, say that he now suffers from renal deficiency.

The worst part? Wang got a terrible deal. In China, iPhones start at 3,988 yuan ($633) and iPads 2,988 yuan ($474). Now, Im no professor of economics, but that comes out to a combined $1,107. Even cut five ways, the amount the defendant got for the kidney was enough for a whole bunch of iPads and iPhones, not to mention a MacBook Air or two.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/04/06/five-charged-in-china-after-teens-sells-kidney-for-iphone/#ixzz1rHhktO4r

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/04/06/five-charged-in-china-after-teens-sells-kidney-for-iphone/







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Reply Five Charged in China After Teen Trades Kidney for iPhone and iPad (Original post)
MindMover Apr 2012 OP
Blue_Tires Apr 2012 #1
Enrique Apr 2012 #2
Snake Alchemist Apr 2012 #3
starfox172 Apr 2012 #4
lunasun Apr 2012 #7
cliffordu Apr 2012 #11
pnwmom Apr 2012 #13
LiberalLovinLug Apr 2012 #14
starfox172 Apr 2012 #5
KamaAina Apr 2012 #6
sakabatou Apr 2012 #8
tawadi Apr 2012 #9
cliffordu Apr 2012 #10
joshcryer Apr 2012 #12
Liber-AL Apr 2012 #15
christx30 Apr 2012 #16

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:07 PM

1. Capitalism, fuck yeah?

words fail...

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. my mom would have been pissed

you sold WHAT?!!!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:22 PM

3. But the new screen is just sick! nt

 

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

4. f*ck apple and all their accessories & fanboys/girls

not to take away from the genius that steve jobs was

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Response to starfox172 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:37 PM

7. Cult of Technology

it is like cult of personality hero worship except for techie things instead of a person

Appleheads

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Response to starfox172 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:13 PM

11. Are you telling me to fuck myself?

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Response to starfox172 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:49 AM

13. Apple had nothing to do with this.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:02 PM

14. Sure they did!

They should stop making such great products!
then we wouldn't have this kind of demand

and we wouldn't have the jealous PCbots whining about it.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:39 PM

5. its as pathetic as people getting shot in the parking lot over limited edition sneakers

or a shiny new xbox

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:47 PM

6. Kidney failure? There's an app for that!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:48 PM

8. Fuuuuuu-

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:05 PM

9. Wth?

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:09 PM

10. Hope they don't find out what I did for one.

Sorry, Mrs. Lewis.

REALLY sorry to the chipmunks and that goat.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:03 AM

12. That shows how deep the obession with those products go.

Not to fault the victim here as I'm sure there was also some pressure by the people, telling him he had two kidney's and just manipulating him to do it.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:30 PM

15. In the USA he would not have gotten anything!

 

The only profit from transplants in the USA go to the hospitals or surgeons performing them. That is, last time I checked!

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 08:28 AM

16. Wow...

I paid an arm and a leg for mine.

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