Tuesday, June 2, 2009


An AP release from New Zealand tells the story of a mother who was bidding on toys in an online auction when she took a nap. Her 3-year-old daughter clicked a few times and bought a full-size (not a toy) Kobelco earth-moving digger for $12,300. When Mom saw an email from the auction telling her she had won, another email from the seller, and the price she was to pay, she called both the auction and the seller to explain what had happened. The understanding people at the auction site reimbursed the seller's costs for the auction and relisted the digger.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am having a hard time accepting this. One bidder can bid multiple times in a row, on E-Bay. Unless there is a second (different) bidder, the price will not change. Sounds a bit fishy or someone is stretching the truth a bit.