An Aussie mum has managed to claw her money back after her son bought a rare Coles Stikeez figurine on eBay for $10,000.

7News reports The ‘Golden Billy Banana’ was one of only 100 that Coles gave away as part of their latest promotion.

The banana has attracted bids of up to $20,000 on eBay.

Donna Jacob’s son, who has autism, is a huge Stikeez fan, but that the golden banana was a piece of fruit her family couldn’t afford.

However, after finding the tiny figurine on eBay, and as his mum’s credit card deets were already auto-saved on the computer, he was able to click through and purchase the elusive banana.

Donna only realised what had happened after she got a confirmation email from eBay.

She tried to explain the situation to the seller, the bank and to PayPal… but it fell on deaf ears.

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“Between PayPal and the bank, there should be at least one stopper that says ‘hang on, this isn’t right’… and no-one did,” she told 7News.

It wasn’t until Today Tonight contacted eBay was the mum refunded.

“eBay understands there are unique circumstances in this case. As a result, the buyer will receive a refund for the purchase,” the company said in a statement.

Donna wanted more to be done to protect vulnerable shoppers.

“I just don’t go out and spend $10,000 in one transaction, so they definitely need protocols in place to stop this happening.”

7News.com.au

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