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7-Year Old Buys Fighter Jet



Britain is getting ready for the next generation of aircraft carriers and accompanying fighter jets, and so is selling off those assets. These include Harrier Jump Jets, at least one of which was on sale on eBay. An overly-enthusiastic young boy, while signed into his father's account, saw the fighter jet and his opportunity to own it. So he hit "Buy It Now" to immediately acquire the plane. Which, by the way, cost £69,999. That's about $113,000 (US):

A youngster hit the "buy it now" button to purchase the restored fighter jet, causing his father to quickly apologize to the sellers and tell them his son was not able to buy the aircraft out of his pocket money.

"His dad rang up and profusely apologized to us, so it's still for sale. We've put it on as an auction now so that won't happen again," said a spokeswoman for Jet Art Aviation, of Bradford, central England, which is selling the Harrier.


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