A woman in China managed to persuade her 20 boyfriends to buy 20 iPhones and then sold the devices in order to buy a house. The woman asked each of her 20 boyfriends to buy her an iPhone 7. When she received the phones, she promptly sold them on recycling site, earning herself about £725 for each one. She then used the funds to put down a deposit on a house.
The story initially appeared on a Chinese blogging platform by Tian Ya Yi Du and was written by someone using the pseudonym ‘Proud Qiaoba’.
Proud Qiaoba was allegedly colleagues with the woman who Chinese media dubbed ‘Xiaoli’. The story would sound fabricated had it not been verified by the BBC. Proud Qiaoba wrote on the blog: “Everyone in the office is talking about this now,” wrote Proud Qiaoba, “Who knows what her boyfriends think now this news has become public.” They went on to say that Xiaoli is not from a wealthy family and that “her parents are getting old and she might be under a lot pressure hoping to buy them a house”.
They said that it was “unbelievable” that she used “this method”. The hashtag “20 mobiles for a house” quickly started trending on Weibo and became the country’s top trending item. It has been used over 13 million times.
Lies Beneath – This is genius. I’ve learned that a lot of men are more comfortable giving women money in the form gifts rather than straight up cash.
Shar & Hazel – men think buying something for the girl instead of just taking care of her with cash makes them feel less like a trick. so she asked for a cell phone instead. they still had to be tricked. good job guys.
Always_Serpico – Less questions get asked when you ask for something specific, vs asking for money. Chick won at life. Had she spent it on something stupid I’d be saying something else, but she got a house.
Respect to her finesse level. That shit is over 9,000.
JJSS – Charlamagne is assuming these dudes paid the total amount upfront. I imagine those 20 dudes are making payments on the phones, which I would say 90% iphone owners do. So she really is Winning cause she got 16k upfront while those dudes are make the equivalent US $30 a month for a few years. This is why she didn’t ask for the cash, they don’t have that upfront.