Positive pregnancy test on Craigslist? Online trend hits Baton Rouge market

Positive pregnancy test on Craigslist? Online trend hits Baton Rouge market
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POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 10:54am

UPDATED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 5:16pm

Why would anyone want to buy a used pregnancy test?

"Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on Mom, Dad or one of your friends? I really don't care what you use it for," reads an ad placed on Craigslist by a poster from Buffalo, New York.
A new trend on Craigslist is popping up across the country, and Louisiana is no exception.

NBC33 News located a similar post in the Baton Rouge section of Craigslist. There is no description to go along with the picture of the positive pregnancy test. However, the poster includes the location of Gonzales and a phone number with the (504) area code.

“I kept mine from when I was pregnant, and I think it’s weird that someone would want to buy it, but I’m willing to sell it,” the poster told NBC33 News. “I think it’s crazy, but they can have mine if they want it.”

If she finds it crazy, then why did she think to sell it?

“I heard about it on TV,” the poster explained. “They said people were buying pregnancy tests to try and trick men into marrying them.”

Although our poster doesn’t agree with that tactic, she says it’s not her place to judge why someone would want it. Rather, she’s responding to the most basic principle of American consumerism; supply and demand.

“One lady contacted me yesterday, but she did not live close to the area,” she said when asked if anyone has responded to her ad. “I told her I was willing to mail it to her, but she didn’t want to give me her information. Then another lady called, and I have a number I still need to call back.”

Our poster is asking $40 for her positive test, but other ads are selling them for as low as $25. We asked our poster to let us know if she sells the test.

We want to know what you think about this new trend. Tell us your thoughts on the NBC33 Facebook page.
 

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