Buying a home is one of the costliest purchases and it’s especially the case in China where the housing prices keep on rising.
So, it comes as no surprise that this Chinese woman became the center of attention with the stunt she pulled in order to buy herself a home.
It all began when a blog was started on the popular blogging platform known as the Tian Ya Yi Du forum where a person under the pseudonym Proud Qiaoba started to write.
She told a tale about the smart plot of a colleague whom some called Xiaoli (this isn’t her true name).
The Plot to Buy Herself a Home
Xiaoli is a woman from the Shenzhen city in the south of China who allegedly asked from each of her 20 boyfriends at the time to purchase her the newest iPhone.
Then, she sold all of the phones to a mobile phone recycling business known as the Hui Shou Bao for 120,000 Chinese yuans. She then used the money as a deposit on a house in the countryside.
When Xiaoli showed Proud Qiaoba the new home, they were all surprised about how she acquired the money for the deposit.
After she told them about it, the whole office talked about it and were wondering what all of her alleged 20 boyfriends think about this when it reached the central news.
Xiaoli, according to proud Qiaoba, isn’t from a wealthy family-her mother is a housewife and her dad is a migrant worker. She’s the oldest daughter.
How Did People React to this Story?
A lot of people who read the story were surprised about how quickly Xiaoli convinced her lovers to buy her the new iPhone.
Soon enough, the hashtag, 20 mobiles for a house, started circulating on the site Sina Weibo and trended for a long time.
It’s been used more than 13 million times.
Some admired Xiaoli and wrote how they couldn’t find even one boyfriend while she found 20 of them and all of them bought her the iPhone 7. They asked if she could teach them the necessary skills.
Others praised her enterprising nature and said her future seems bright.
However, others have been harsh and said how she was the most shameless person. Some have even doubted the story and thought it was just a smart ad for Hui Shou Bao, the mobile phone recycling business.