The iPad 2 is an Amazing Device but Don’t Give Up a Kidney For It!

I love my iPad 2 just like any other geek that has one, but never in my wildest dreams would I give up a kidney to get one if I couldn’t afford it.  Unfortunately, Zheng from Huaishan City in China had to do just that to score an iPad 2.  You see, this 17 year-old wanted an iPad 2 so incredibly bad that he sold off one of his kidneys to get one.  Yes you read that right!  Little Zheng couldn’t afford the iPad 2 with his traditional means of income, so he took to the seedy sections of the Internet and found a broker that could hock his kidney for a reasonable payout.  Zheng sold his kidney for $3,000.  As one would expect Zheng now regrets his decision as he’s experiencing a rapid decline in his health, but at least he has an iPad 2 right?

What a f*cked up world we live in eh?  How’s it even possible for a teenager to sell a kidney without parental consent?  That’s right, this is happening in China, so anything is possible in that land of opportunity!  Please note that the iPad 2 is a magical piece of technical gadgetry, but no piece of tech is worth selling body parts.  Well, maybe if it was a time machine, so something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but an iPad 2?  No thanks, I’ll keep my urine filtering devices in tact.  You’ve never known the lengths geeks will go to for their gadgets…


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.