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Dad left stunned after son uses Alexa to order hot tub and nearly £1,000 worth of toys

Rhiannon Ingle

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Dad left stunned after son uses Alexa to order hot tub and nearly £1,000 worth of toys

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@toystorydad/GRANT HINDSLEY/AFP via Getty Images

We all know our little angels can be menaces even at the best of times, but one toddler clearly took his antics to the next level following a particularly hefty shopping spree.

The five-year-old kid's dad was left well and truly stunned after finding out his son used Alexa to order a hot tub and nearly £1,000 worth of toys

The parent - TikToker Tucker Bohman - has since learnt a very valuable lesson following the pricey shopping spree.

Credit: TikTok/@toystorydad_
Credit: TikTok/@toystorydad_
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Now, when you and I were younger we could beg for hours on end for the latest Barbie, the newest trainers or even just a packet of sweets that caught your attention to no avail.

But nowadays, the advent of modern technology has totally cut out the need for parental permission making it a whole lot easier for kids these days to get their mits on whatever their hearts desire.

In a video shared online, the dad revealed that his son had taken it upon himself to request all sorts of new purchases - only instead of asking his parents, he went straight to Alexa.

You can already see where this is going.

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The device was hooked up to his parents' Amazon account, meaning he could add whatever he wanted to the basket before the order was sent on its way.

Tucker revealed that his son racked up a tab of $1,000 (approximately £800) worth of toys, plus a $500 (around £400) hot tub.

Not too sure why you'd need some at-home spa treatment at just five years old but hey ho.


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According to the Amazon account's order history, all of the purchases were set to arrive in the coming days, while recordings from Alexa revealed the two-hour-long shopping spree in action.

"Alexa, get me a monster truck that jumps twenty three inches off the ground," the young boy said in one clip.

Another saw him request that the device add '45 spidey walkie talkies' to the cart, and in a third he asked for a 'little hot tub' to be delivered.

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As mortified as I'd be if that happened to me, you can't deny it's pretty sweet.

The toddler clearly let his imagination run wild when it came to shopping, as he seemed to be on a mission to set up his own water park with a 'lazy river' and '112 water slides', as well as venturing to outer space with a 'rocketship' that went 'five trillion miles an hour'.

Luckily, however, Tucker managed to spot and cancel his son's lavish orders before he ended up forking out hundreds of dollars for various slides, rocket ships and hot tubs, but he urged other parents to use his experience as a warning.

"Parents: make sure to disable voice purchases on your Alexa App so this doesn't happen to you," he said.

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Talk about a cautionary tale.

Topics: US News, News, Parenting, Money, Amazon, Music, Shopping, TikTok

Rhiannon Ingle
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