How valuable is an iPad 2? Apparently it’s worth the “price” of a new kidney. A 17-year-old Chinese boy recently sold one of his kidneys so that he could purchase one of Apple’s tablets, according to the Shanghai Daily.
The unnamed boy, surnamed Zheng, recently sold one of his kidneys for 20,000 yuan, or about $3,100. He did so to purchase an iPad 2.
“I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it. A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan.”
On April 28, Zheng’s right kidney was removed and he received his money.
Strangely, the hospital where the procedure was performed has no record of Zheng or of his surgery. Chinese officials are investigating the situation.
In the meantime, we presume Zheng purchased his iPad and has some money (and another kidney) to spare.
What do you think?