Thursday, September 28, 2006

Gifted Child

More kids and Cars:

Three-year-old buys pink convertible on eBay

Tue Sep 26, 9:30 AM ET

Jack Neal briefly became the proud owner of a pink convertible car after he managed to buy it for 9,000 pounds on the Internet despite being only three years old.

Jack's mother told the BBC she had left her password for the eBay auction site in her computer and her son used the "buy it now" option to complete the purchase.

"Jack's a whiz on the PC and just pressed all the right buttons," Rachel Neal said.

The seller of the second-hand car, a dealer from Worcestershire, was amused by the bid and agreed not to force the sale through.

"Luckily he saw the funny side and said he would re-advertise," Neal said.

The parents were wondering why 2000 "Tickle Me Elmo's" arrived at their house. I would think that there is some sort of verification process where knowing how to spell and read is required on e-bay.

Come to think of it, my dog has spent some time near the computer and we started getting Playdog delivered to our house last week. I was wondering about that.