How far would you be willing to go to get yourself an iPad 2? Need one right away? Sell one of your kidneys in the black market for instant cash! That’s what one 17-year old teenager in the Anhui Province did to get himself an iPad as he responded to an internet ad to sell one of his kidneys for 20,000 yuan (around $3,000 US dollars). I hope that the iPad he got wasn’t a Chinese knock-off, that would have sucked.

The teen only knows as Zheng traveled to Chenzhou in Hunan Province on April 28 after negotiating the terms of his sale. His right kidney was removed at Chenzhou No. 198 Hospital. According to AsiaOne, Zheng’s mother became suspicious after he turned up with an iPad and a laptop. Guess if you’re going to splurge forget about helping out your family and just buy shit for yourself eh?

“I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it,” said the boy in Huaishan City. “A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan.”

From ShanghaiDaily .com

The kid says that he knows regrets his actions and his health has deteriorated since the procedure. Authorities have been notified and the case is under investigation

I mean come on! What ever happened to the good old days of getting a summer job? Sure I understand that washing windows for mere pennies would take longer than one would want, but at least you’d still have both of your kidneys. Not to mention the potential dangers. The “broker” could have just harvested the entire package and left the stupid teen for dead.

So the lesson of the day kids: Don’t be a moron and sell one of your organs to obtain something like an iPad. Kidneys don’t grow back.

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