Business-Minded Woman Sells Positive Pregnancy Tests on Craigslist for $25

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Say, are you pregnant? Don't get mad at me, I'm not implying that you look pregnant. I'm just saying that if you are in fact pregnant, you're totally wasting a golden opportunity right now, unless you're the Buffalo woman who posted a Craigslist ad earlier this month offering her services to pee on a stick for anyone willing to fork over $25.


Seriously, someone actually did this, and I'm so torn about this bizarre story. On the one hand, what diabolical, effed-up, fetish-driven, or boyfriend-deceiving reason would lead someone to purchase a positive pregnancy test from a total stranger? On the other hand -- five years ago I could have been making $25 every single time I peed? Holy shit, I should be a KAJILLIONAIRE right now.

The ad was posted earlier this month by a woman who claimed to have such high demand for her hormone-infused urine, she decided to turn those frequent bathroom trips into a lucrative side business. Here's what she posted:

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! ;)

Here's a screenshot of her intriguing offer:

Actually, $25 is a pretty good deal considering eBay sells a "fake prank positive pregnancy test" for $42, but -- okay, yeah, why in the HELL would someone need a positive test stick? I guess the eBay seller has at least one scenario in mind:

-Go into the bathroom with the sealed box, or even open the box in front of your unsuspecting victim, then take the sealed individually wrapped tests into the bathroom with you & come out with a ghastly look on your face & a positive pregnancy test. Do it twice for effect!!!
-So darn amusing!!!
-Simply the funniest prank possible!!!!

Yeesh. As utterly evil practical jokes go, that one's on par with the faked winning lottery ticket. The only thing worse than using a fake pregnancy test as a prank? Using it to stir up relationship drama or trap a boyfriend.

Unless someone was buying these things to use in some sort of freaky modern art installation, it's hard for me to fathom a non-upsetting reason to buy someone's freshly-peed-on pregnancy test. Still, reluctant squicked-out kudos to this anonymous Craigslist seller for creatively tapping into her entrepreneurial spirit -- along with her overflowing bladder.

Can you think of any non-creepy reason someone would want to purchase a positive pregnancy test?

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