It's apparently a growing trend that some think crosses a line: women selling positive pregnancy tests.
That's right: apparently used pregnancy tests showing a positive result are gaining popularity. Why would someone want to purchase such an item? According to WKMG-TV, ads for such positive results on Craigslist suggest they be used as a prank. It could also have a more nefarious purpose as well, such as tricking a man into getting married under false pretenses as one online post cheekily suggests.
"You read that right! I'm pregnant and why not let others in on the fun! Want to play a prank on a friend? Baby shower gag gift?" read one ad posted on Orlando's Craigslist selling the sticks for $25. "I will provide you with 1(one) positive pregnancy test with NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Taken same day. It isn't my business what you choose to use it for!"
A positive test is being sold in the Orlando, Florida, area but other cities have women selling such tests as well. (Image via Craigslist)
WKMG reported finding six similar advertisements in the Orlando and Melbourne area. TheBlaze took at look at a few other cities on Craigslist and found positive tests for sale as well.
One in Bakersfield, California, said that it is meant to be a "fun, humorous joke, but please don't give anyone a heart attack. Seller is not responsible for any negative outcomes from using this item." This seller also suggests using the test to "get your boyfriend to finally pop the question" or to "play a trick on Mom, Dad or one of your friends or relatives."
Positive pregnancy test for sale. (Image via Craigslist)
Now, we don't know if people are actually buying the used tests, but some think they shouldn't be sold in the first place.
"I don't think you play jokes like that," Orlando mother Deanna Williams told WKMG. "People are doing that sometimes to keep a relationship or to keep the man around thinking it will keep him around, that is crazy. This is getting out of control."
On the other hand, Tom Dordevic of Orlando told the Florida news outlet that if men are being tricked to enter into marriage, "shame on the guy for not asking more questions."
One of the sellers, who wished to remain anonymous, told WKMG she was selling the tests to make a little extra cash as she couldn't work during her high-risk pregnancy.
Here is WKMG's report about the trend:
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