AN overenthusiastic seven-year-old London boy almost bought his very own real-life Harrier fighter jet on eBay for £69,999 ($113,515).
The British-built Harrier jump jet was for sale on the site - but for a fixed price instead of an auction.
The 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 apologised 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.
The British-built jet was integral to the nation's arsenal in the Falklands War, but the Government put the elite fighting machines out of service in 1997.