A mother from Westport, Massachusetts was surprised to discover that her resourceful five-year-old daughter had bought items worth more than $3,000 on her Amazon account without her knowledge.
Jessica Nunes thought that her daughter, Lila, was playing games on her phone when she allowed her to use it on a drive home. On Monday morning, Nunes received an email saying that her packages had shipped, but she hadn’t ordered anything.
She checked her Amazon order history and found that 10 motorcycles, a Jeep, and 10 pairs of cowgirl boots for women’s size seven had been ordered. The bikes and the Jeep cost around $3,180, and the boots alone were about $600. When asked why she ordered 10 motorcycles, Lila simply replied, “Because I wanted one.”
Nunes doesn’t know how her daughter was able to search for the items she wanted, but she was smart enough to figure out the “Buy Now” button on Amazon. Nunes canceled half of the motorcycle orders and the cowgirl boots, but the remaining five motorcycles and two-seater children’s Jeep had already left the warehouse due to two-day shipping.
Nunes was uncertain about how to get them back, but a few desperate emails secured her a return label. Though the motorcycles were non-refundable on the Amazon website, FedEx agreed to pick them up for her.
Despite Lila’s disappointment over losing the motorcycles, Nunes is using the incident as a teachable moment for her daughter. Instead of punishing her, she’s explained that if Lila behaves and does chores around the house, they can get her a bike that’s more appropriate for her age.