Learn to Spell eBay

Sometimes you misspell something. In the era of spell check that we’re in, it usually isn’t a big deal. Sites like Google will make “suggestions” on what you really meant and you just go on your way.

There are some areas though where misspelling words costs you money, and one of those places is on eBay. While eBay does now help you with some misspellings to find what you meant to type, but if the original listing is misspelled, that item will never get found and never get bids until now.

At http://www.typobuddy.com/, you can find these little gems of poor spelling. Just type in the name of an item that you are interested in correctly, and Typo Buddy will plug in all of the most likely misspellings into an eBay search and link to the results. Typo Buddy makes money on referrals to eBay, so it is free to use.

I found one very interesting auction looking for “PSP games” and found this lot http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-
black-pspw-intec-hard-case-3-games-and-2-movies_W0QQitemZ260277461853QQihZ016QQ
categoryZ163866QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
. This is a relatively low price for this sort of auction. While there isn’t a lot of description or detail on the lot, the fact that you found this gem that will likely go unnoticed could net you a real bargain.

Sadly, the initial searches will give you a lot more hits than when you actually click the links, giving you a little bit of false hope, but in the grand scheme of things that’s kind of a minor nitpick.

I should also mention that this site also searches Craigslist, but Craigslist does have a history of shutting down anything that searches its system.

In any case, if you’re are searching eBay and want a deal you might want to check out Typo Buddy.

One Response to Learn to Spell eBay

  1. […] a few useful Craigslist tools that I would like to mention. The first is one I’ve mentioned before on the blog is called Typobuddy. This little site will check Craigslist (and eBay) for common typos and […]

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