Tuesday, June 02, 2009

While You Were Sleeping

Lights, Camera, Auction

A three-year-old New Zealand girl bought a mechanical digger for £8,000 in an online auction - while her parents were asleep. She clicked on the auction site her mother had been using earlier. However, the website agreed to cancel the sale and refund the seller's listing costs.

FOOTNOTE: Digging deep.

20 comments:

Pouty Lips said...

She's quite young to know how to find a bargain by going where the auction is.

Shadow said...

3?? did you say 3-year old???

Shrinky said...

Humnnn (whistling), the amount of times my kids hit 999 as toddlers was nothing short of embarrassing. Thank goodness ebay wasn't around in those days!

Mojo said...

I'm waiting for the punchline where the kid's charged with identity theft.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

LOL - thanks for the warning - I leave my laptop open and wireless internet ...
I guess I better not leave ebay window open.

Ananda girl said...

Well that would be some morning surprise! lol How lucky the auction house was willing to let it go.

Maggie May said...

Phew! Hope my granddaughters don't ever do that. Imagine me having a huge digger brought round to my tiny city garden! No off street parking! Not to mention the bank account!
Something else to worry about now.

Mara said...

Well, it's one way to loose your hard-earned cash: just let your three-year old roam free near the computer!

AnjuGandhi said...

we have to be very careful with small children.

Tranquility said...

Those kids are amazing in front of a computer!

When my youngest brother-in-law was only four years old, he went missing for about twenty minutes before I found him in the attic on his mom's computer. He and I had been on the computer the day before, playing on one of the kid sites. The site requires a membername and password, but this little four year old had apparently been more focused than I ever gave him credit for because he managed to log back in all by himself and was sitting there playing games online.

When he noticed me in the room, he turned and (with the sweetest look on his face) said to me, "Look Eve, I'm on dot com!"

Chapati said...

Oh dear! Lucky they refunded it, that could have gone so wrong...

I remember running up a £300 bill phoning up those numbers that promise you amazing prizes if you get three of the same picture and so on *embarrased face*

No, didn't win anything either!

Pastor Sharon said...

Small children have a wonderful way of keeping us on our toes. . . and all I worried about when my son was small was stepping on legos in the dark. . . or that he would play on the phone and call a foreign country for $200. . . Wow. . I'm taking that kid shopping when she grows up! By that time, she should be able to help me find the best deals!

Lola said...

Sounds like something my 3-yr old son would do. Last night I caught him downloading tunes from e-mule. With MY credit card.

I know you're not into awards, but if you feel the inclination, there's a little something for you over at my kitchen. Stay for dinner and a chat if you like, of course.
[funny how we both used the catch phrase "lights, camera a(u)ction" in our respective posts]

Ciao

Eddie Bluelights said...

They were lucky! only £8,000. It could have been a Roll Royce Phantom! ~ Eddie

San said...

When my kids were 3, they had to settle for plastic shovels. Oh well, they grow up fast these days.

Marnie Elizabeth said...

That is so great! Love the resourcefulness of children!

jinksy said...

Bet her parents were glad they dug themselves out of that one!

Janet said...

I read about this. A lesson to her parents to always close the browser!!!!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

How did she pay for the order? With a Paypal?? LOL... Kids do the darnedest things!!!! ~Janine

Lee said...

Precocious child, and a shopper before she's old enough to have an allowance. Yikes!

Cheers, David!