[Vision2020] 3-year-old Boy Purchases Car on eBay

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Wed Sep 27 06:15:40 PDT 2006

>From today's (September 27, 2006) Spokesman Review -


3-year-old boy purchases car on eBay 
Associated Press 
September 27, 2006

LONDON - Three-year-old Jack Neal loves cars: so much so, that while his
mother's back was turned he bought a Barbie-pink Nissan Figaro for nearly
$16,000 on eBay.

"I had just come off the computer, and I thought I had logged off, I came
out of eBay," his mother Rachel told the British Broadcasting Corp. on

"Jack jumped on the chair, (went) straight in, found the page and bought the
car." Unable to read, the youngster likely used the "buy it now" option to
make the purchase.
The first time the Neals, from Sleaford in eastern England, knew of the sale
was when they received an e-mail from auto dealer David Jones, who thought
he had made his first Internet sale.

Jones, from Worcestershire in central England, saw the funny side and said
he will not hold the Neals to their purchase. The car will be re-listed

"I've got a 2 1/2 -year-old son myself and I don't think he would be able to
do this, although he's bright," he said.

Jack denied all culpability.

Asked if he had made the purchase, he simply squirmed and muttered, "No..."


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Vandalville, Idaho

"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps." 

-Emo Philips

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