A savvy five-year-old has shown she has all the makings of a successful entrepreneur after she bought a rare toy for £2.50 and flogged it on eBay for £200.
Little Gracie Davis discovered she had a limited edition Shopkins toy amongst her vast collection of over 100.
And with the help of her mum Jessica, Gracie realised she could earn a pretty penny for her tiny toy and put the item on eBay.co.uk.
Jessica, 32, bought her little girl a pack of Shopkins items, toys modelled on things that can be bought from a supermarket, as a treat after she had been a good girl at school.
Normally the ‘blind bags’, which contain a surprise collection of characters or shopping items, have just two pieces but Gracie’s pack had three.
Jessica said: “When she saw the items, we realised that the Gemma Bottle perfume had a tag that said it was a limited edition.
“Of course we didn’t think anything else of it and it got put in the box with all the other toys.”
Jessica, who runs a small cake shop, Butterdream Boutique, said: “It turns out there are only 2,500 Gemma Bottles that have been made in the world.
“When I told Gracie we could get some pennies for her piece, she was really keen to sell it.”
The mum and daughter duo listed the toy online but had to keep their nerve as it wasn’t until the last minute that the item shot up in price.
Jessica said: “It was stuck at £160 for about three days which is obviously a fantastic price but then it leapt to £201.67 in the dying seconds and was eventually bought by someone from Texas.”
Gracie, who has an older brother, Josh, 15, and an older sister, Kelsy, 13, was thrilled with her haul and has already spent half of the money on more Shopkins items while the rest has been saved.
Jessica said: “We went round Toys R Us and had a big shop – she was in her element putting anything she wanted in the basket.
“Gracie loves the Shopkins – she’s only five so she’s quite creative and imaginative with them.
“She sets them up and sometimes used Lego to create a little town with all the pieces in and now she’s got lots more.
“She’s really happy with the way everything turned out.”