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20 boyfriends and 20 iPhones is how a Chinese Woman Bought a House.

20 boyfriends and 20 iPhones: How one Chinese woman bought a house
Written by Agboola Sodiq
Want 20 iPhones? Then Get 20 boyfriends and sell to buy a house. That is what a chinese woman did.

A woman in China has just duped all her boyfriends apparently managed to buy a house by selling 20 iPhones given by 20 of her boyfriends.

To be more specific she didn’t actually buy the house but rather she managed to afford to pay the deposit on the house by selling 20 iPhones that were gifted to her. The report can from China when a blog post by someone called Proud Qiaoba wrote a story of a colleague who is the woman in question.

According to the BBC,


“Xiaoli, a woman from the city of Shenzhen in southern China, asked each of her 20 current boyfriends to buy her a newly launched iPhone 7. She then sold all of the 20 iPhones to a mobile phone recycling site called Hui Shou Bao for 120,000 Chinese yuan (about £14,500), and used the money to put down a deposit on a house in the countryside.”


It first seemed like an hoax until after BBC made a research and contacted Hui Shou Bao who confirmed to BBC that they recently purchased 20 iPhones from an unknown female client at the beginning of last month in which resulted to the company paying 6,000 Chinese yuan per device to the lady. When asked for an interview, Xiaoli had reportedly declined.


Her day-to-day life has been affected (from the local media attention) and she doesn’t want the media to continue covering this story,” they said, “so she has turned down your interview request.


According to the source that first published the story Xiaoli is not from a rich family, her beloved mother is a housewife and her dad, a migrant worker. As the oldest child in the family Xiaoli was under intense pressure to provide for her family, which then led to her doing all these to buy her aging parents a house.

After the story came out it has since gone very viral on popular Chinese social media Weibo. A hashtag which translates to “20 mobiles for a house” has been trending on the social media site and been used 13 million times so far.

So many social media users like ‘small sand is growing’, have expressed deep admiration for Xiaoli.

“I can’t even find one boyfriend. She can actually find 20 boyfriends at the same time and even get them to buy her an iPhone 7. Just want to ask her to teach me such skills.”

Another, ‘TST’ praised her enterprising nature, saying that she has “a bright future.” But not everyone has been so complimentary to this brave woman.

‘Little Bee’ wrote that Xiaoli was “the most shameless person”. Some are even claiming it to be a marketing strategy  for Hui Shou Bao, the mobile phone recycling business.

Now, the real question is: What does Xiaoli’s 20 boyfriends think now that the cat is out of the bag if it was you what will you do?

Source : BBC

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Agboola Sodiq

To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary geek. But in secret, I work to make my world information-safe. In order to succeed, I must become someone else... I must become something else.

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