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Ads For Positive Pregnancy Tests Appearing On Craigslist, Prices in $25 - $30 Range

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Ladies! Are you frustrated because the man of your dreams refuses to pop the question? Then why not give him a little encouragement by handing him a positive pregnancy test? That should do the trick.

Is that scenario being played out across the country in recent months? Or perhaps there is some other sinister explanation for the latest odd online trend: women who sell their positive pregnancy texts on Craigslist.

One ad placed by a woman (at least, presumably by a woman), on Chicago’s Craigslist features a picture of a test device with two red lines, a price tag of $30 and the text, “Yes, you saw that right! I am selling positive pregnancy tests! Ever since I became pregnant, I have been asked numerous times for a positive test, so I decided to start charging for it! I will take the test the same day you want to pick it up! I dont care what you use it for, not my business! ;)” (Typos and emoticon in original ad.)

An ad with the same text was also spotted on the Buffalo, N.Y., Craigslist by the author of the blog Sleepless in Midland. The Buffalo version let the positive test go for a mere 25 bucks.

The blogger, intrigued, searched for similar ads and found one in the Central New Jersey Craigslist which credited “the lady in Buffalo” for coming up with the idea.

The blog also found one in Dallas, placed by a man who wrote, “So my gf is pregnant and we need a few extra bucks for the baby.” Like most other ads in this genre, the advertiser promises no questions will be asked about the buyer’s use of the test.

Writing on the web site Daily Dot, Audra Schroeder found yet more ads for positive pregnancy tests. In one case, a woman wrote that she was seeking to purchase a positive test to use as revenge on her husband who cheated on her wit his office receptionist, who then became pregnant.

Schroder also found an ad for a negative test, placed by “a dude” who declared, “I can’t get pregnant!”

SOURCES: Daily Dot, Sleepless in Midland, Craigslist, Kiss 107