What Happens When You Accidentally Buy A $245,000 Car On eBay
from the it-ends-up-in-court dept
Today is the day of odd eBay related lawsuits it seems. The latest is the story of a limo that was once owned by Elvis Presley. The owner tried to sell it on eBay, with a "buy it now" price of $245,000. He was therefore quite happy when someone did, indeed, agree to the "buy it now," price. There's just one problem the owner of the account claims his two year old daughter was playing with the mouse on his computer and she is actually the one who made the bid. He apologized, but apparently that wasn't good enough. The seller is now suing him for $245,000, plus an additional $150,000 in "damages." There's a lot that doesn't make sense on either side of this case. On the buyer's side, it takes more than just a single click to "buy it now," so some are saying it must be a hoax bid. The guy stands by his claim, though, that it was just his daughter playing around. On the other side, though, is this really worth that kind of lawsuit? All he has to do is put it up again. He claims he did, but that there were no bidders -- which seems odd. There apparently were bidders for the original auction, so it's not clear where they all went. Either way, it seems a bit vindictive to go sue this guy for that much, even if he did make a hoax bid.