• Tue, May 28 - 12:00 pm ET

Diabolical Genius Is Selling Positive Pregnancy Tests For $25 On Craigslist

craigslist pregnancy test

This woman is so freakin’ happy she just bought this pregnancy test from Craigslist!

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!

Photo: Shutterstock

What We're Reading:
Share This Post:
  • Shelly Lloyd

    The dollar tree near my house sells pregnancy test kits for only $1. So if she is using those it could be pretty good return for her investment. The sad thing is that my local health clinic uses the same $1 pregnancy kit–but turns around and charges you $35 to run a pregnancy test. So you’re pretty much paying a nurse $35 to do some thing you could do in your own bathroom for only a $1.
    As for why some one would want to buy a pre-done pregnancy test? Other than tricking a boyfriend or spouse I wouldn’t know. Even if you are going to try and deceive the government for extra aid–you do not bring in your own test. You don’t even do the test. All you do is pee in a cup and the nurse actually does the doping of the urine…

    • enbrown

      I bet someone tried to show up to some government office with their own pregnancy test, though (BYOPT!)

  • http://hystericallyassertive.blogspot.com/ Scott

    I’m pretty sure these are being used more for paternity fraud, than they are being used as a prank on their parents. Just watch a few episodes of Maury Povich and you’ll see several cases of paternity fraud, parading across the stage, their fat 400 lb asses (TRYING) doing the splits onstage to prove how sure he’s the father, then earthquaking it like a hippo backstage when he’s NOT the father. Opting out of that kinda nonsense like custody battles, I LOVE the show because I don’t have to deal with all that. It’s like watching National Geographic, just more ratchet.

    This is a trap to get a man to sign the birth certificate without hesitation, thinking it’s his, and then he’s stuck paying for it the next 18 years and no way out.

    I still say it should be mandatory for men to take a DNA test before signing anything, and who cares if it’s embarrassing to the mother if he’s not the father. As well the cow SHOULD be embarrassed.