It’s the norm in relationships to buy each other a gift right.. well this savvy Chinese woman persuaded her 20 boyfriends .. yes 20…to each buy her an iPhone 7. So with the 20 iPhones she could sell them on a recycling site and basically buy a house.
The hustler was able to make about £725 for each one and used the money to put down a deposit on a house… it’s quite clever really.
The story was first reported on a Chinese blogging platform by Tian Ya Yi Du and was written by a man using the pseudonym ‘Proud Qiaoba’.
The man claimed he was colleagues with the woman and said that everyone in the office is now talking about the crazy story.
The woman, who is called Xiaoli lives in the city of Shenzhen in southern China.
She was able to sell the phones to a mobile phone recycling site called Hui Shou Bao for 120,000 Chinese yuan (about £14,500) – how crazy!?
Obviously.. her friends were shocked to hear about her making the money in a very unique way.
They tried to justify it by saying she isn’t from a wealthy family. They explained her mum is a housewife and her dad a migrant worker. Xiaoli is the eldest daughter and probably would’ve been under a lot of pressure to buy the house.
Since then, the internet has had it’s say and the hashtag “20 mobiles for a house” quickly started trending on Weibo, and has been used more than 13 million times. We wonder what the boyfriends think about it?