Baby for sale – "It was only a joke"

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“It was only a joke” is the excuse of a 23 year old German woman, when her 8 month old baby was taken into care after she offered him for sale on eBay.

With a starting price of just €1.00, the listing read “Baby — collection only. Offer my nearly new baby for sale because it cries too much. Male, 70 cm long.”

Saying it was a joke and that she “just wanted to see if someone would make an offer” didn’t stop several people alerting the authorities, and the auction was pulled about 2½ hours after it was posted. The woman is now to undergo psychiatric tests.

4 Responses

  1. “The woman is now to undergo psychiatric tests.” To bloody right!

    Some lessons in parenthood wouldn’t go a miss as well as 20 lashes. Disgusting.

  2. The people who need psychiatric tests are those who think this was a serious attempt to flog off an unwanted baby.

    For a start a serious seller would want to emphasize the positive, she’s hardly going to get a good price stating it ‘cries too much’.

  3. I am not in need of any psychiatric help thanks super max, purely speaking as a father of two beautiful children.

    Can you imagine the look of joy on the face of a paedophile if he spotted this and thought it was genuine ?? not a thought I would like to imagine and one I doubt you would.

    Children are precious, so called jokes of this nature come from bad, ill-educated parents who should be given a severe kick up the ass or worse.

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