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Old 22nd May 2009, 09:28   #1
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Default 3 year old Toddler Accidentally Buys $12K Construction Digger Online

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A New Zealand toddler gave her parents a shock (to say the least) when she purchased a $12,000 Kobelco digger on an auction Web site. According to Australian newspaper The Age, Three-year-old Pipi Quinlan woke up before the rest of her family and made her way to the family computer. After booting up Internet Explorer, Pipi navigated to an online auction site called Trade Me. Since her mother's account was still logged onto the site, Pipi was able to click her way to a winning bid for the massive industrial digger.

The precocious little scamp said nothing about her purchase until her mother received an e-mail notification from the site confirming the sale.
Luckily for the Quinlan family, a quick phone call to the auction site cleared the mess up, and the digger was re-listed for auction. Is their toddler the next super cyber-hacking genius? We doubt it. She would have used Firefox.
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Either that kid is really smart or TradeMe is the king in website useability / simplicity! Nice find.
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shows how silly it is for anyone to leave themselves logged in to any site whatsoever
one never knows what can come up
imagine waking up to find such a monster earthmover parked outside your door one fine day and with a fat bill to pay besides!
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Interesting if its true.

Maybe the parents changed their mind and blamed the child to get away from buying that digger. All kinds of crazy things happen out there, we never know.
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Or was this for the media glare. Boy if this was in India, Pepsi would have camped out of their house till eternity, and the child would have won free education packages from the State government and the website would have promised the child some car after he grows to 18.
Great marketing. And I am a super skeptic.
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I was watching this on the news..

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Interesting if its true.

Maybe the parents changed their mind and blamed the child to get away from buying that digger. All kinds of crazy things happen out there, we never know.
The parents have normal jobs, what on earth would they do with a massive digger?
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could be that the mother/father just bought it and they didnt have enough money to pay for it in these recession-hit times. the bid must have commited them to purchase the digger, hence they made up this absolute rubbish. i dont know how these stories even get printed on a blog, leave alone newspapers.
usa is the king of all these dysfunctional and weird stories though!
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