Toddler Spends Big Money Online!

A 3-year-old girl managed to bid in an online auction – and won an item for $12,300! That is, until her mother woke up from a nap and learned the big news!

The AP reports that little Pipi Quinlan from New Zealand bid on and won an earth-moving digger for $ 12,300 on the auction site Trade Me.  Her mother, Sarah, had been on the site earlier bidding on toys and had then gone to take a nap.

"I saw an e-mail from TradeMe saying I had won an auction and another e-mail from the seller saying something like `I think you'll love this digger,’” Sarah reportedly told the local paper, the Rodney Times. “It wasn't until I went back and reread the e-mails that I saw $20,000 — and got the shock of my life.”

Sarah was able to explain and settle the manner – thus avoiding a 12k bill and a shiny new earth-moving digger!

No votes yet


Sign in to leave a comment!

Today on JustMommies

CVS Health Makes a New Promise for Your Health

What’s the one wish people wish above all others? Find out how CVS Health helps make those wishes come true. CVS Health is proving it’s not just a corner drugstore. They’re an innovator, making health more affordable and accessible in surprising ways.

Bully-Proof Your Child

Bullying is one of those inevitable facts of life. As much as parents try to eliminate it, schools try to govern it...

Delicious, Kid-Friendly Recipes

While some parents boast that their kids happily devour bowlfuls of quinoa and kale and wash them down with a spirulina shake, most of us have kids who shun veggies and are definitely picky about what they'll eat.


From the Message Boards

Moms of Toddlers

possible hip dysplasia ?

Hi everyone :) I just have a quick question, I wasn't sure where to post this.I have a 13 month old...

Moms of Toddlers

We need help! - An app that helps parents

We've just got a mobile app ready that helps parents turning the everyday struggles (eating, dressi...

Moms of Toddlers

Can we talk about toddler sleep?

Ok so anyone else ever have a toddler (18 months) who still gets up like 6 times a night on average?...

Moms of Toddlers

Pretend play? Weird phase? What's going on??

The past few days my son has been pointing to pictures in books, toys, etc & saying "mama" & "dada"....

Moms of Toddlers

Sleep problems, Any advice?

All 3 kids are sharing a room until we have the money to finish a room downstairs after taxes come b...

» Check out the friendliest message board for moms and moms-to-be!