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How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iPad2

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:00 pm

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNew ... 75703.html

A TEENAGER in China reportedly sold one of his kidneys for 22,000 yuan (S$4,185) so he could buy an iPad 2.

The Global Times said the 17-year-old high school student, identified only as Zheng, had confessed to his mother after she noticed the gadget and a deep red scar on his body, which was from the surgery.

Zheng had travelled from his home in Anhui province to the city of Chenzhou without his family's knowledge, where his kidney was removed at a hospital under the supervision of a kidney agent.

The Global Times said Zheng's mother took him back to Chenzhou to report the incident to the authorities, but the contact numbers given by the kidney agents were not working.

Zheng also bought an iPhone and a laptop with the proceeds from the sale of his kidney, his mother said.

The Chenzhou hospital where the boy had his surgery denied any connection with the kidney removal, but admitted that it had contracted out its urology department to a businessman.
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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby BlueBells » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:06 pm

Must first determine between needs and wants ... I can survive without TV / iPad / Phone (once in while) so they are on a needs basis ... can do without ... but I won't reject if the gadget is given free - nice to have, not a must have.
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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:26 pm

any one to the extent of selling an organ ?
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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby poppy15 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:29 pm

so if ipad 3 or 4 comes into the market, what organ is he gonna sell next?

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby verykiasu2010 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:31 pm

poppy15 wrote:so if ipad 3 or 4 comes into the market, what organ is he gonna sell next?


probably the final one he could sell is his soul, if he could find it
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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby LKVM » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:33 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
poppy15 wrote:so if ipad 3 or 4 comes into the market, what organ is he gonna sell next?


probably the final one he could sell is his soul, if he could find it

if he could sell kidney for ipad2 then he no longer have his soul also left.

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby sunflowerseed84 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:35 pm

makes u worry about the kind of peer/society pressure one faces in order to "keep up with the times"

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby poppy15 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:37 pm

but all these gadgets are never ending... see, iphone 5 coming out soon
how to satisfy one's hunger this way...

m afraid one day see in the news parents sell away new born for iphone 5
:skeptical:

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby Guest » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:29 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:any one to the extent of selling an organ ?


:yikes: NEVER!

This is a value system issue. The boy obviously tagged the value of ipad2 higher than his own body. :roll:
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Re: How much are you willing to pay for pay a gadget ? eg iP

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:24 am

WCW wrote:I find it funny, how come no need parents' approval for the boy to donate his kidney?


I believe this is in China? :evil:
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