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International

[ 2016-10-31 ]

Woman buys house by getting 20 boyfriends to get her an iPhone
Getting together enough money to buy a house can
take years to do.
Get a second job, eat out less, downgrade your
technology – these are just some of the things you
can do to save.

Or you can do what this woman did and come up with
an ingenious plan to get someone else to pay for
it.

The woman, known only as Xiaoli, from Shenzhen in
China, managed to raise around £14,000 by
convincing her boyfriends, all 20 of them, to each
buy her an iPhone 7.

She then sold the phones via the website Hui Shou
Nao and made 115,010 Chine yuan (£13,991), which
she then used to buy a house in the countryside.

The woman is believed to be from Shenzhen in
southern China

Sharing Xiaoli’s story on a blogging forum, a user
called Proud Qiaoba, said: ‘Everyone in the office
is talking about this now.

‘Who knows what her boyfriends think now this news
has become public.’

According to Proud Qiaoba, who appears to work
with Xiaoli, the woman is not from a wealthy
family and 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!’

The woman allegedly sold the 20 iPhone 7s to the
website for around £700 each, which Hui Shou Bao
confirmed to the BBC.

The story was widely shared on the Chinese social
network Weibo, where more than 13 million comments
were posted using the hashtag ’20 mobiles for a
house’.

Some people criticised her and called her
‘shameless’ but most praised her for her
ingenuity.

One woman wrote: ‘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.’

Source - metro.co.uk



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