A hopeless romantic wants to buy his girlfriend the engagement ring of her dreams, but alas, he doesn’t have the means to make it happen. Many men will sell some of our possessions to raise the extra cash. Weve seen guys trade in cars, guitars and collectibles, but this resourceful one in the Ukraine decided to sell his kidney on the black market. Our Ukrainian friend made out with 12,300 GBP (about $21,000 USD), which according to Blue Nile would return about a two-carat, ideal-cut diamond.
The kicker: She dumped him. No word as to whether he kept the receipt to get the kidney back.
Apparently the concept of make sure she’ll say yes before getting the ring and proposing isn’t a widely known one, as Cowboys Receiver Roy Williams faced a similar issue (minus the kidney sale) when he presented his girlfriend with a $75,000 engagement ring.
Investigations revealed that kidneys are at times sold for as much as $25,000. Though most sellers agree that greed and the zeal to pay off their debts are the main motivating factors, they also claim the move could help save lives of those in need of the organs.