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Up for Sale: Positive Pregnancy Tests?

Positive pregnancy tests up for sale on Craigslist
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It's that celebrated moment we've all either lived through or seen in the movies: A couple is trying to have a baby. The woman steps into bathroom, pees on a stick, and emerges minutes later, excited. They both stare at that stick. They wring their hands together in nervous anticipation. And they wait ... for two little pink lines to show; for the word "pregnant" to pop up on the digital screen—for any sign that, yes, they are having a baby.

It's a pretty beautiful scene, isn't it? But imagine, if you will, that you could buy that moment? That the words "pregnant" were already written across that pee stick before you even took it into the bathroom. Imagine you had answered an ad on Craigslist and purchased that pee stick for a mere $25 just to gleefully show your partner you were pregnant when you were very much not pregnant. That would be crazy, right? Insane, even.

And yet, we're scratching our heads over here trying to think up what other possible non-psychotic scenarios could result from people buying positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist. So far, we're coming up dry.

One such woman, who was selling multiple positive tests out of Buffalo, NY, wrote in her now-removed ad that states:

"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! ;)

"I am always near my phone, so just send an e-mail!"

Sorry... back it up. How often does a woman announce her pregnancy and then get barraged by requests for positive home pregnancy tests? Oh, that's right—never.

Call us crazy, but our minds immediately turn to elaborate schemes to trap boyfriends, bitter revenge plots against friends, and other creepy Fatal Attraction-esque scenarios. (Just us?)

What reasons do you think someone would have to buy a positive pregnancy test?

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