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DS bid £111,111.00 for something on ebay last night, while I wasn't looking .......and of course he won the auction !!!!

(29 Posts)
clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 20:36:11

Arghhhhhhhhhhhhh ........

Fortunately it will only cost me £19.99, but I didn't actually WANT 17 assorted lego minifigs.

I know it's my fault. I had just bid on a duvet cover for ds, then left him browsing while I went to do something in the kitchen.

I had completely forgotton that you don't have to enter a password after you have made one bid.

20 quid won't break me, I guess, and I'll probably give them to ds as a birthday present in Sept.

£20 to put down to experience I guess.

winestein Mon 02-Jul-07 20:36:58

Yes, and many thanks for your purchase!

laneydaye Mon 02-Jul-07 20:37:15

Ha brilliant...

brandy7 Mon 02-Jul-07 20:37:52

how old is he

southeastastra Mon 02-Jul-07 20:38:22

CantSleepWontSleep Mon 02-Jul-07 20:39:18

Why will it only cost you £19.99?

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 20:41:13

He is 7, and has browsed on ebay before, which I didn't mind because there is no way he knows my password.

But I'd just forgotten that once you have placed a bid on something, you don't need to enter a password for subsequent bids


(Shuffles off muttering " stupid ... stupid ... stupid ... stupid ... " )

fryalot Mon 02-Jul-07 20:41:55

there was an item on the news a while ago about a little boy who did exactly this, but he bought...















a fecking car!
For thousands!
Luckily the seller was really understanding and didn't hold them to it

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 20:42:05

Cantsleep, because fortunately the auction ended when it reached that amount .

popsycal Mon 02-Jul-07 20:42:35

DS1 loves to look on ebay for disney cars....
this is my fear.....

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 20:45:01

Popsy, please learn from my experience.

I do think (suddenly, today) maybe ebay should have an option setting that could be set to prompt for password for every bid.

Nbg Mon 02-Jul-07 20:46:26

My dd bought a Ruby earlier this year.

Could not believe it.

winestein Mon 02-Jul-07 20:47:00

On a seperate note, how did you rate your cordless twin telephones? I am looking for some

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 21:00:28

winestein, do you mean it really was your sale? I assumed you were joking.

In which case, would you consider nullifying the sale, if I pay your re-listing fees?

The phones are great actually, I can recommend them, and the seller.

Oh PLEASE let me cancel the sale, I promise I'll pay for relisting.

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 21:09:42

oh, it looks like you have gone.

winestein Mon 02-Jul-07 21:11:32


I am joking - sorry
But if it were me I would let you!
I just "found" you (I was waiting for my raspberry muffins to bake and passing a bit of time) but I really am looking for some new cordless telephones!

Have you emailed the seller and asked for pity? It's definitely worth a go.

winestein Mon 02-Jul-07 21:12:13

I'm still here! - just been sorting my muffins out (so to speak)

snowwonder Mon 02-Jul-07 21:14:05

you could press sign out whilst he is browsing,


my dd bidded on a mobile phone, luckily we didnt win, i thought our ebay had been hacked into as i knew i hadnt bid

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 21:15:29

naive ebayer question here, how did you find me? Can you list things already sold?

Seriously these phones are good. I bought them to replace our old non-dect ones, for our business line (work from home), and I'm really impressed, given the price.

Right, I'm off to write a pleading email.

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 21:18:28

Thanks snowwonder, I have realised that now, of course.

I mean Bl%%dy hell, I am supposed to be an I.T. support professional.

But when one is trying to cook dinner, support a dh who can't get an ikea bed to go together, keep ds occupied and out of the way of the bed .....

You know how it is.

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 21:41:49

Just realised, there is NO WAY I can tell dh about this, he'll go loopy.

I've got off lightly really, haven't I?

southeastastra Mon 02-Jul-07 22:01:21

lol at this thread. you could always relist them clumsymum. 17 assorted lego minifigs (what sort are they?)

clumsymum Mon 02-Jul-07 22:06:19

they are starwars, spiderman etc.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320131639505&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk% 3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Fsatitle%3D320131639505%2B%26catref%3DC3%26from%3DR2%26_trksid%3Dm37%26f vi%3D1

I mean ds would play with them, it's just that I hadn't planned to spend 20 quid like this.

winestein Mon 02-Jul-07 22:09:37

Yes, you can look at stuff already sold
If you look in the column to the left there is a tick box for completed items and I am a regular ebayer so found you within something like 5 seconds <stalk>

Let us know how your pleading email goes!

southeastastra Mon 02-Jul-07 22:10:58

they are nice and star wars stuff always goes quite well. have you heard back from the seller they could offer to the next bidder, worth a go.

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