It’s a pretty standard trick for the average person to find a bikini on eBay.
A lot of people do, and most do it in a relatively short amount of time.
That’s not the case for 18-year-old Katelyn Riddell, who says she found a pair for $40 at a local store last Friday.
Riddells mother, Leah Riddel, noticed the listing was for a bikini and went to investigate.
Riddle says she got to work quickly and started selling them to the buyer, who asked to be identified only as “Joe.”
She says the sale quickly spiraled out of control.
“Joe told me he was going to use the money to buy a boat,” Riddles mother said.
Riddler says she made the decision to sell them to Joe’s parents, who in turn sold them to a local thrift store.
Joe said the deal went down pretty quickly, and that he was not able to pay for the items.
Ridden says the $40 she sold Joe was for the same set of bikini shorts, and she made a few small changes.
“I changed the colors to blue, purple and pink,” she said.
“He didn’t ask for a refund.
It was a quick sale.”
Riddella told ABC News she bought the shorts online in order to show her mother and her friends that she had “one of the best parents.”
She said she had no idea how to convert the $4 to crypto-currency before she bought them.
Ritten said the shorts have been in her mother’s closet for months and that she will keep them.
She said it’s not uncommon for people to offer to pay her to wear them.
“There’s so many other people that have the same style,” Ridden said.
Joe told ABCNews.com that he does not believe his mother is involved in the scam and has never made any money off of them.
He said the photos were sold online because he has a need for them.
The Riddels say they are grateful for the kindness of the strangers that took the time to help them out.
“It’s been a really good experience,” Riddler said.