Five-year-old bids £200,000 for Wii
20th Aug 2008 | 15:49
Kid takes fanboy-ism a bridge too far in online auction
A five-year-old boy used his grandfather's eBay account to bid nearly £200,000 on a second hand Wii.
Little Archie Lovett was apparently browsing the 'Bay looking for toys, when he somehow placed a bid for the console.
The first his grandfather Ray Atkinson knew about it was when an email arrived asking him for £197,654 to complete the purchase, according to The Telegraph.
"I couldn't believe it when I saw how much I needed to pay," said Mr Atkinson.
"I then realised it was Archie."
Grandad managed to cancel the deal, as luckily the seller was "very understanding".
Archie, who already has a Wii anyway, has been told not to do it again, though his forgiving grandfather gushed "It does show how clever he is."
Mother Leanne Lovett said: "He only wanted the games but the problem is he doesn't understand money.
"He thinks they cost very little or are free."
Archie's history of eBay fraud doesn't end there, either – he once tried to buy a car online, but was stopped by his parents at the last minute.
TechRadar wonders how long before Archie is hitching flights around the world disguised as a Nintendo executive, and forging Wii points cards in hotel bathrooms.