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TODAY   |  July 11, 2013

Toddler buys car using dad’s smartphone

Letting your kids play with your smartphone could be a costly mistake, as shown when a toddler accidently bought a car using the eBay app. Her father said he plans to keep it for her 16th birthday.

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>>> letting your kids play with your smart phone can be a nice way to keep them busy but can be a very costly mistake. an oregon man found that out the hard way after his 14-month-old daughter accidently bought a car using an ebay app. the 1962 austin healy sprite cost about $250. he says he plans to give it to her for her 16th birthday. hopefully at $250 it is drivable. right after that he went on e-trade and sold the stock. my kids do that all the time on the ipad. they're like buying things. i'm like, what are you doing?

>> really?

>> i mean, they can get around --

>> they get involved in the negotiating?

>> they do.

>> drive a hard bargain ?

>> everything. yeah.