Toddler Buys £340 Amazon Prime Sofa Messing Around On Her Mum's Phone
We've all heard horror stories of children spending hundreds of pounds of their parent's money on mobile games and Fortnite outfits. But a two-year-old from San Diego has taken things a step further by purchasing an entire three-seater sofa from Amazon.
Mother-of-two Isabella McNeil got a nasty surprise when she received a notification saying her brand new sofa was being shipped out. At first, she came to the rational conclusion that she'd "ordered it in her sleep".
She then realised that she'd previously given her phone to her daughter, Rayna to keep her occupied.
Rayna then had a little browse and picked the best shade of sofa to match the rest of the decor and bought it using the 'buy it with one click' button.
At least it was practical?
The mother-of-two said: "She grabbed my phone like she usually does to play with it and the Amazon app was still open and she hit the buy now with 1 click button by accident.
"I didn't realise it until I got a notification saying your couch has shipped [at] which point I couldn't cancel in time."
Unfortunately the the time Isabella put two and two together, a giant box turned up at her front door.
To make matters worse, it would cost her £141 to send it back, so she decided to sell it.
Posting on Facebook, she said: "So Rayna ordered a couch on Amazon and I need to sell it today!
"I'm not able to sell it. The return fee is going to cost me 179 bucks in shipping and restocking fee.
"So I wanna try and recoup as much as possible."
She put her ad up on Offerup.com, saying it was "ordered by mistake, my toddler actually did darn buy with one click on Amazon.
"Anyway it's more of a hassle to ship back, so I'll take a loss."
Unfortunately Isabella hasn't had much luck and is still stuck with the sofa. She urges other parents not to fall into the same trap: "I just think parents need to be more aware, that when you're giving your kids a phone, make sure all the apps are closed make sure the passwords are fingerprint locked.
"Make sure they don't know your number password, because kids are a lot smarter than we think."
She realises her mistake now and told NBC: "Sometimes, when you're a mom and you're just in that desperation and you just kind of want them to settle down, the first thing you go to is, 'Here, play with my phone for a little bit'.
"It's not worth $179 to just let her play with my phone. Now I'm going to be a lot more aware of my Amazon app."
So there you have it. If you're a parent, don't let your kid near your phone unless it's securely locked, otherwise you might end up with an unexpected sofa.
Featured Image Credit: NBC San Diego