1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone!

Born shopaholic! A one-year-old girl in the US has bought a car through online trading, while playing on the mobile phone of her dad, who has decided to keep the "purchase".

Paul Stoute from Portland, Oregon, said he got a notice from eBay congratulating him on his purchase of USD 225. He was the proud owner of a 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite.

To Stoute's astonishment, he had not made the purchase. After verifying the purchase, he realised that his young daughter, who really enjoys playing with his smartphone, had logged into the eBay app which can be used to instantly make a purchase.

"Tap, tap, tap and now I own a car," Stoute was quoted by KPTV as saying. Stoute had been looking at cars on eBay with the idea of tackling a rebuilding project with a friend.

"Fortunately, she didn't buy the USD 38,000 Porsche," he said.

Also fortunate is that the Sprite was located in Tualatin. It's now being stored in Milwaukie and is very much a fixer-upper. The eBay ad listed it as a "Frankensprite."

"It comes with two engines," said Christina Stoute, Sorella's mother. "They're both in the back seat."  The couple now hopes to take the eBay mistake and turn it into a very memorable gift.

Paul Stoute said his goal is to fix it up in time to present it to his daughter for either her 16th birthday or
high school graduation. In the meantime, they have added password protection tob  their phones, and uninstalled any apps that can be used to make a purchase.

"It cannot happen again," Christina Stoute said, laughing. PTI

طفلة في عامها الاول تلهو بهاتف والدها فتشتري سيارة عبر الانترنت

اشترت طفلة أميركية السنة الاولى من العمر سيارة لوالدها من موقع "إي باي" الإلكتروني فيما كانت تلهو بهاتفه الذكي

ونقلت محطة "كاي بي تي في" الأميركية عن بول ستوت قوله ان ابنته سوريلا البالغة من العمر سنة واحدة غالباً ما تلعب بهاتفه الذكي وقد فوجئ مؤخراً بتلقي رسالة إلكترونية تفيد بأنه استخدم تطبيق "إي باي" عليه لشراء سيارة من طراز "أوستن هيلي سبرايت" المنتجة بالعام 1962 مقابل 225 دولارا فقط

وقال ستوت انه قرر الاحتفاظ بالسيارة التي اشترتها ابنته عن طريق الصدفة، على أن يعمل على تصليحها ليقدمها إليها هدية في عيدها الـ16 أو عند تخرجها من المدرسة الثانوية

وذكر والدا الطفلة انهما وضعا أرقاماً سرية لهاتفيهما لتفادي شراء ابنتهما أي

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12 Jul 2013