These are the Weirdest Things that People were selling
When you need money and you are desperate you will sell whatever you have, like your hair, internal organs. Sometimes you might even trade them for a gadget. One thing is for sure – the following stories are bizarre and even capricious. Would you sell your kidney in order to buy an iPad?
1 The Chinese student who sold his kidney in order to buy an iPad
Five people were charged with intentional injury to a Chinese teenager who was so desperate to buy an iPad and an iPhone that he sold his kidney for just over $3,300.
The surgeon who removed a kidney from a 17-year-old boy in return for around 22,000 Yuan, (or $3,300) was arrested and the prosecutors in Chenzhou City, Hunan province, said that one of the defendants received the money to arrange the transplant. He paid the teenager only 22,000 Yuan, then split the rest with the surgeon, the three other defendants, and other medical staff.
Following the surgery in 2011, the seventeen-year old bought an iPhone and an iPad. When his mother quizzed him on how he funded the sought-after goods, he admitted to selling a kidney.
2 The couple who sold their baby to buy an iPhone
Bizarre, crazy and outrages are the words that explain this deed. A young Chinese couple may face many years in jail after allegedly selling their baby daughter to raise money for an iPhone and other luxury goods. The couple are said to have placed anonymous advertisements in newspapers suggesting that they would be willing to part with their baby – unborn at that stage – in exchange for 50,000 yuan (about $8,000). Police in Shanghai later charged the couple with human trafficking after they accepted money for the baby, who was born at home and was still only weeks, or months, old when sold. The couple said in court that that they were acting in the child’s best interest. They didn’t have steady incomes and would have had difficulty caring for the child. They hoped that by auctioning her off the child would be placed in a good, stable home and receive a good education. The couple apparently spent the money to buy themselves gadgets.
3 Dumped guy sold a diamond ring in order to buy a Halo Suit Armor
Eric Smith is the guy who did this. He was prepared to propose to his long-term girlfriend, but she confessed her infidelity so the relationship was ended. After the breakup, the engagement ring remained in his closet for months. Due to the unpopular design, he was unable to sell the ring in-person to anyone, but did find a buyer on eBay and shipped off the unused jewelry.
With a substantial amount of money sitting in his Paypal account, Smith decided to get rid of the cash to destroy any lingering memory of the ex-girlfriend. Even though the guy still had debts in student loans he decided to spend the entire amount on a complete set of wearable Master Chief armor from the popular Halo series. Since the purchase of the armor, Smith was dressed up in the armor at various conventions. It takes two people to help Smith put on the armor, and he has to walk around slowly to avoid breaking any section of the armor. The guy said that he doesn’t regret spending the money that way.
4 The mother who sold her baby to pay for a trip to Disney World
Apparently the woman sold her newborn son for $15,000 to afford a trip to Disney World. The woman planned to use the money to take her other two children to the theme park. She even falsified her one-month-old’s birth certificate to list Gavaghan (the name of the 55 year-old man who bought the baby), who has a criminal record, as the boy’s father. They were both arrested after the woman’s grandmother informed authorities that the baby was sold. The woman told the authorities that sold the baby because she did not want it and needed money for a trip to Disney World.
5 Italian law student was selling nude photos of herself to buy a scooter
The girl was unable to get enough money to get herself a new scooter so she decided to do it the easier way. But Facebook has strict rules about nudity so she wasn’t able to apply the pictures on the social network. Instead, she put a board in front of her face on which she had written details of her unique deal. She had also distributed fliers around the city. Staff at the University of Naples Federico II found out about her racket after being contacted by concerned parents.
The girl wasn’t very concerned, claiming that she wasn’t doing anything wrong and that in fact had sold a lot of nude photos of herself.