Baby For Sale?

Published Date
01 - Aug - 2008
| Last Updated
01 - Aug - 2008
 
Baby For Sale?

PARENTAL NEGLIGENCE

If you are a frequent user of eBay, then you are probably expecting to find all sorts of products available through online auction. With all that, a German couple from Memmingen decided to take online auctions on eBay to a whole new level. So, they posted an advertisement to sell their son, claiming he had become “too loud” to keep.

The starting bid was set at 1 Euro, which prompted the boy’s 23-year-old mother, Tanja, to claim that the auction was only a joke, despite the fact that the post ended with bold letters demanding that the baby be picked up in person.

The advert, entitled “Baby—Pick up in Person Only” offered shoppers information about the baby’s gender and size. It also stated the parents’ reason for selling him.

The post, which has been removed from the online auction site in the meanwhile, got no bidders in the two hours and thirty minutes it was displayed. Renee Beck, a police spokesperson in Krumbach, near Munich, stated that the German police are investigating the two parents on suspicion of child trafficking. The German police was aided in tracking down the two parents by eBay officials. The parents maintained that the posting was just a joke gone awry.

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