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Selling your kid

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    Selling your kid

    You know, I joke about selling my kids....ya, ya, it was a joke... but this lady took it way too far.

    FOXNews.com - Police Investigate Baby 'For Sale' in Online Classified - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

    Police Investigate Baby 'For Sale' in Online Classified

    Police are searching for a baby in Salt Lake City that was advertised "for sale" on a local online classified listing.

    Salt Lake City police were contacted March 21 by employees of KUTV-TV after someone listed a 6-month-old girl as "for sale/adoption" on the station's classified Web site, officials said.

    The child was listed under "Baby & Children Items" at a cost of $6,560, police said. The name of the person selling the little girl was listed as Pauline Burgman, police said.

    "We're still in the process of trying to identify the poster of the ad," Det. Jeff Bedard of the Salt Lake Police Department told FOXNews.com. "At this point, we've not been able to either validate or debunk this story."

    The station took the listing off its Web site. According to a KUTV.com news story, the girl was described as "used," but "beautifule [sic] and affectionate with so much love to offer."
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    That is just disgraceful. I hope (for the babies sake) they find this moron before it is too late.
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    I could sell my kid for $1,000,000...and then get $1,000,000,000 more when the buyer wants to pay me to take her back

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    I always said I wouldn't take a million bucks for my son, but I wouldn't give a nickel for another one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    I always said I wouldn't take a million bucks for my son, but I wouldn't give a nickel for another one!
    Yes, sometimes you miss the days when you could legally put them in a cage, oops, playpen and not worry about what they were getting into.
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    Teen-agers would need to be on the clearance rack

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    At least they asked for more than the Craig's List couple who asked for $1,000 for theirs because they were "out of tweak".
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    I remember hearing my father tell people that he would pay them to take me.

    Of course he also told me he would get the last laugh when I had kids, so I haven't had any................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    I could sell my kid for $1,000,000...and then get $1,000,000,000 more when the buyer wants to pay me to take her back

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    I think that idea was a short story by O Henry called Ransom of Red Chief.
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    I've never thought of selling any of my step-daughters. I might be talked into trading one or two of them in on a model that actually works, but I'd never sell them......

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    I think that idea was a short story by O Henry called Ransom of Red Chief.
    You beat me to it. Great short story. And I think it was made into a movie too. But I can't be sure.

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    I recall the sign at a private club that said "Unattended children will be sold as slaves."
    Would that count?
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    You could have had mine cheap this morning......

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    Honestly...why is it legal to give a child away but illegal to sell one? If it's yours and you are not going to take care of it I think you should be able to put the child where it will be properly raised. If you get to the point where you are selling your child....you shouldn't have them....
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    Too late. Mine are now grown (and earning more than I am).
    As they'll be choosing my retirement home one day,
    that makes them quite valuable.

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