Expectant mothers have found a novel way of making extra cash online.
According to the Daily Dot, pregnant women have begun to sell their positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist. Prices range from $25 to $40 across the United States, the Daily Dot reports.
“Wanna get your boyfriend to finally pop the question? Play a trick on mom, dad or one of your friends?” a post from central New Jersey says. “I really don't care what you use it for.”
A post from Philadelphia says, “I will take test right before you pick up.” Adding, “I will also be willing to bottle my urine if you need to seal the deal that way.”
A woman from Texas says her positive results have been in demand for a while. “Ever since I became pregnant, I have been asked for positive test, and decided to start charging for it,” she wrote on her post. “I don't care what you use it for, not my business!”
According to ABC News, another buyer suggests using the money for meant for an abortion to go on vacation.
While a woman from Los Angeles said she wanted to use the positive pregnancy test to make a video for her local boys and girls club, another potential buyer planned on using the device for nefarious purposes.
"We had been trying for another (baby). He texted and said he isn't sure who he wants to be with and I think I handled it well for what a cheating lying dog he is," the Dallas woman wrote about her boyfriend. "I would like the last laugh out of this. I will give some girl $40."
The odd Craigslist ads have drawn their share of criticism. Ads appear in Chicago, Manhattan, Houston, Philadelphia and other cities. Some have been removed by Craigslist, but new ads that have not been flagged remain.
“I’m all for women with a business plan,” Salon.com writer Audra Schroeder said, “and the concept of a ratchet network intrigues me, but this might be taking the idea of ‘lean in’ a little too far.”
Originally from Montreal, Zoë Mintz joined IBTimes in March 2013. A graduate from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, her writing has...