Mum gives toddler her phone to play with and £340 Amazon sofa turns up at house
When it comes to finding an interior designer to remodel your home, a two-year-old probably wouldn't be the first person you turned to.
But that's what one mum was left facing after her daughter accidentally ordered a £350 three-piece sofa from Amazon.
Mum-of-two Isabella McNeil had been in the market for a new couch and browsed through options on her phone when her two-year-old, Rayna, said: "Mama, phone. Mama, phone."
Isabella handed it over and thought nothing more of it until a few days later when she received a notification informing her that her sofa was on its way.
Shocked, the mum first thought she had bought the furniture in her sleep before remembering she had given her eldest daughter the phone and access to the open Amazon app.
The toddler had unwittingly pressed the 1-click buy it now button and just like that, a new three-piece tufted grey sofa was theirs, as reported by NBC San Diego .
Panicking, Isabella quickly began trying to figure out how to cancel the order – but it was too late.
In true scarily-efficient Amazon style, the sofa turned up on her doorstep packed in a big cardboard box.
As little Rayna inspected her first big purchase, her mum was learning that there were fees for both restocking the piece of furniture and shipping it back to Amazon, which amounted to just under £150.
Reluctant to cough up the huge sum, Isabella went online to try and resell the couch at a smaller loss.
Her listing read: "Brand new in box. Ordered it by mistake, my toddler actually did…darn buy with 1 click on Amazon. Anyway, it’s more of a hassle to ship back, so I’ll take a loss."
Luckily, Amazon kindly offered her a full refund, and even gave her the option of keeping the sofa or donating it.
They also informed her the 1-click feature on her account had been disabled.
Now being able to appreciate the funny side of the story, Isabella hoped her experience would act as a warning for other parents who hand over their phones to keep the little ones happy.
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