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Baby Buys Big Building Toy Friday, May 22, 2009

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:51 AM

Toddler buys real digger online
Page last updated at 15:47 GMT, Friday, 22 May 2009 16:47 UK

A New Zealand couple nearly found themselves in a financial hole when their three-year-old daughter bought an earthdigger in an internet auction.

The child, Pipi Quinlan, was trying out her online skills while her parents were asleep in bed.

They only unearthed the truth when they received an email demand for NZ$20,000 (8,000) from the seller.

Pipi's mother, Sarah, had left the computer logged on. The owner of the digger is not insisting on the sale.


Sarah Quinlan told the BBC that she had been looking for toys online, and using an automatic log-in to an auction site.

But a shock was in store when she got up the next day.

"When I found an email from a guy who said 'can you deposit the money?' I thought - hang on - this isn't quite what I expected," she said.

Pipi had only been allowed to use the computer for the first time the week before - but is obviously a fast learner.

"It's been a lot of fun," said Sarah, "She's earned a bit of notoriety."

But Sarah is determined the same thing will not happen again, and has urged the parents of other young children not to be caught out.

"I've taken all my automatic log-ins off anything she could purchase from," she said.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:12 PM

Meh it could have been worse. At least she didnt get into craiglist or myspace or something. Or worse yet, chefelf forums. Hey, maybe this is why we haven't seen Deuacon for a bit.


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:18 PM

But who would want to buy Coby? huh.gif

Edit: Nevermind...

This post has been edited by Gobbler: 22 May 2009 - 01:24 PM


Pop quiz, hotshot. Garry Kasparov is coming to kill you, and the only way to change his mind is for you to beat him at chess. What do you do, what do you do?

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