A woman in Buffalo, NY is selling positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist. For $25! A bargain if you’re….I don’t know…trying to trick someone into marrying you? Devising an ill-conceived plan to get out of military service?
Posted earlier this month, the ad reads:
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 have to say I think this woman is kind of genius. Sleazy? Yes. Irresponsible? Sure. But also…pretty smart! Selling sticks you peed on isn’t necessarily the most obvious business venture, I know, but there’s likely SOMEONE out there who wants one of these for some kind of purpose, nefarious or otherwise.
Sam, Elizabeth and I tried to think of reasons why someone would want a positive pregnancy test if they’re actually not pregnant, but we couldn’t come up with very many. Any women trying to trick their boyfriends into marrying them (Eesh!) in the Buffalo area are in luck, though, I’ll tell you that. If you have any other ideas about the market for positive pee sticks, please enlighten me in the comments.
I’ll also add that I am dying to know how many tests she’s sold in the weeks her ad’s been up. Five? Ten? Fifteen? Maybe she buys First Response tests in bulk, chugs a big old bottle of her choice beverage and just pees out that hCG by the gallon. I imagine it as a bathroom black market, with ladies pulling up outside this woman’s house wearing shades and carrying discreet brown paper bags in which they can smuggle out the little plastic tests. I guess the Craigslist poster has a few more months of lucrative pee left for her business, so more power to her, I guess!