How an easy online auction mistake cost him $1,250

Miguel Barragan made an online auction mistake that cost him $1,250. Or did he?

Barragan, who paid for a TV console, crib, mattress, and several other items through Prime Public Auctions, an auction house in Van Nuys, Calif., says his bid was an error. It’s a mistake he claims Prime Public Auctions took advantage of, ultimately forcing him to pay the full amount.