Frugal 7-Year-Old Only Spends Several Thousand Dollars of His Dad's Money While Playing 'Jurassic World' iPad Game

That's a bargain.

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Those convenient in-app purchases on kids' iPad games are absolutely brilliant. Just ask Kanye West. For the latest example of this brilliance, we turn to a dad in the Crawley area of West Sussex, England and his bargain-hunting 7-year-old son. "I was so mad," Mohamed Shugaa tells Metro of his son's recent Jurassic World haul. "I’m 32 years old, why would Apple think I would be spending thousands of pounds on buying dinosaurs and upgrading a game?"

According to Shugaa, his son had memorized his Apple ID password and had unknowingly racked up just £4,000 ($5,899) while playing the iPad game. Shugaa, a carpet shop owner, noticed the charges when making a business purchase. "Why didn’t they email me to check I knew these payments were being made?" the dad asks. "I got nothing from them. How much longer would it have gone on for?"

After reaching out to Apple and receiving a less-than-definitive response to his insistence that he definitely needed that money for the holiday season, Shugaa eventually received refund. As for the game itself, it's currently holding strong with a near-perfect average rating and actually looks like an easy way to blow a few thousand:

Money well spent?

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