Toddler buys £7,700 mechanical digger online

A New Zealand couple got the shock of their life last week when their three-year-old daughter bought a £7,700 mechanical digger online. Pipi Quinlan got up before the rest of her family and logged onto the TradeMe website where her mother was still signed in.

The toddler then lodged a winning $NZ20,000 bid for the real life earth mover. Pipi's parents found out about their child's IT skills later that morning. "The first I knew about it was when I came down and opened up the computer. I saw an email from TradeMe saying I had won an auction and another email from the seller saying something like 'I think you'll love this digger'", Mum Sarah told The Age.

"Well, I had a few Duplo Lego play kits on my watch-list, so just assumed I'd won a digger toy-set. It wasn't until I went back and re-read the emails that I saw $NZ20,000, and got the shock of my life." The red faced parents then had to contact TradeMe and the seller to explain what had happened.

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