Girl asks her 20 boyfriends to each give her an iPhone, uses the money to buy a house


We have heard the stories about Apple fanatics selling body parts and changing their passport in order to get the latest products from the company, but this latest story coming from China gives a different perspective on how you can use Apple devices as a tool.

As a rather strange tool, in fact: an entrepreneurial Chinese woman is said to have convinced 20 men that she has been dating to buy her iPhones, which she would then sell and use the money as a downpayment for a house.

The purchase of a house is probably the single biggest one-time spending in the lifetime of a person, and it could take long years of hard work, so it is indeed remarkable that the woman found the quick way to get there (however, not the most ethical one, arguably).

Let's make it clear: the story seems to have started on local Tian Ya Yi Du forum, where someone by the nickname Proud Qiaoba told the story of how her co-worker Xiaoli (not her real name) asked each of her 20 current boyfriends to buy her the new iPhone 7. How in the world is it possible to simulatenously date 20 people remains a mystery that gives this whole story a bit of a fairy tale aura, but knowing that China suffers from a terrible male-to-female ratio let's assume that is somehow possible.

Xiaoli, whose life remains veiled in secrecy, then sold all of the phones to a suspiciously particular place: mobile phone recycling site Hui Shou Bao, all for a total of 120,000 Chinese yuan, the equivalent of around $17,500. The woman then used the cash for a downpayment towards a countryhouse home.

Xiaoli broke the news when she invited her co-workers for a house warming party. "Everyone in the office is talking about this now. Who knows what her boyfriends think now this news has become public."

From Qiaoba we also learn that Xiaoli "is not from a wealthy family. Her mum is a housewife and her dad is a migrant worker, and she is the oldest daughter. Her parents are getting old and she might be under a lot pressure hoping to buy them a house... But it's still unbelievable that she could use this method!"

It does indeed sound quite fantastical and made-up, and some have theorized that it's all just a theory to popularize the local Hui Shou Bao phone re-seller (the company has confirmed that it had indeed sold 20 iPhones from a single person recently).

Meanwhile, the whole story quickly started becoming popular in China: a '20 mobiles for a house' hashtag went trending on local microblog Weibo and has been used more than 13 million times.

Reaction sway from admiration for Xiaoli's boyfriend-getting and management skills to sheer awe and condemnation of her actions. Whatever it is, Xiaoli - if she even exists - is now said to shy away from the public eye and to refuse interviews from media. That's actually not surprising... those 20 boyfriends surely would not be happy about her actions.

source: BBC

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33 Comments

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yet they complain about gender inequality.

3. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

"It does indeed sound quite fantastical and made-up" Then why is this even a story?? Oh, I know! Clickbait!

19. BobLawblaw unregistered

Yup, so Phonearena can push their fecking ads on people. I wonder do they realise that most people run adblocking software on this site because it's so shagged from ads..

30. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Not only clickbait, sir. Whatever, if can gives Apple buzz or promotion, is warmly welcome. Not only on this site, but on all media. Even if it offends the female gender. See how this story started- with ppl selling body parts for Apple products. The truth is that the thousands ppl per year, selling their body parts, buy many other things and products, but as long as those are not iPhone, it can't made to the media news. Same apply to this case too.

4. ryq24

Posts: 874; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

20 boyfriends! Mmmmm... I think I know what her real job is.

18. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

On her back, maybe on her knees

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Would it be wrong to get her a Note 7 as a house warming gift?

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No sir, I think it would be very appropriate.

6. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

So instead of taking money for her "services" she took iphones as a payment in a country where prostitution is officially illegal.

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3094; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Smart slut.

8. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

i my country you can buy car for price off iphone 7

15. mahima

Posts: 726; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

you can buy one surface book for price of 2 iphone 7 and totally worth it :-)

9. truthwins unregistered

In my country you can buy 2 samsung 6 edge for the price of iphone 7

13. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 664; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Where are you from? Crazy land?

10. AndroidRulz

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What a b*tch!

21. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3111; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

No son, she's a smart woman who hustled 20 idiots that deserved it. Think about it, if she sees only one guy per day that means the moron would have to wait almost 3 weeks to see again. I'd buy it if they were all married men who can't be with their side bi*ch every day.

28. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I guess that also goes for all the sticks that got hustled into predatory land in the US before or economy crashed too, huh? Stop being a heartless @ss. No one deserves to be swindled--especially when they're doing it out of love or the goodness of their heart for someone they care about who is obviously a heartless twat.

29. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Loans, not lands. Auto correct isn't very smart, I really shouldn't rely on it.

32. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3111; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yep, they sure did. There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you've been screwed, buck up and walk it off.

11. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Only phonearena would fall for a story like this. These dubious stories from China are just that: fake.

14. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1313; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

It's somewhat believable considering that Chinese families prefer to have male children. I don't think it's anywhere near a 20:1 ratio but there are more males from what I've heard. Crazy story though.

17. p51d007

Posts: 701; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Dear Penthouse Forums... I have 20 boyfriends, and I wanted a house, so I told each one to buy me an iphone. They did, and I sold them all and now have enough money for a house down payment. Did I do a bad thing? I'm such a naughty girl.

22. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3111; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Smart businesswoman. If you're not impressed with her con job then you're probably one of the 20.

23. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Well isheep are blind fools anyway, this girl is smart!

25. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Watching the virgin commentary on this site is pretty damn entertaining. One dude called her a bitch (I can only assume relationships with the opposite sex are few and far between for him) and others apparently want to gangbang really, really desperately (not even gonna try to rationalize that). I get this site is male oriented (for obvious reasons) but some of you need to go get laid.......now. That'll help iron those gender insecurity issues out ;D.

31. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and one virgin that have too much imagination

26. keithlum

Posts: 18; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

In china,anything could happen.

27. Gibscreen

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 03, 2014

The house that sucking 20 dicks at the same time built.

33. vishnu_ramesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

She should have been presented with 20 Samsung Note 7 instead!! #kaboom and she dies!!!

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