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Forum topic by Eric posted 05-31-2008 06:27 AM 949 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eric

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05-31-2008 06:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: ebay

Sometimes a real gem slips through the cracks in eBay because the seller accidentally misspelled the name of the thing. Those are the auctions where you can really get a good deal because the item doesn’t show up on a regular search.

Here’s a little website I just heard about that takes you to an eBay search results page of possible misspellings. Pretty cool!

http://www.auctionbloopers.com/

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com


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#1 posted 05-31-2008 06:32 AM

That’s pretty cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-31-2008 12:57 PM

Thanks Eric. That is interesting. I had not considered searching for misspelled items before.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-31-2008 12:59 PM

Very good idea. Thanks.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#4 posted 05-31-2008 07:59 PM

On eBay I once bought a a new Freud stile and rail set, with raised panel bit…It was $10. plus shipping. I was the only bidder, because it was listed only as a “Set of Drill Heads”. The seller was reluctant to ship, apparently was advised of his mistake too late to do anything about it, but he shipped them right out when I opened a Paypal dispute.
I collect Stanley #45 planes, and bought a brand new set of 31 blades on eBay…for about $15, because they were “Record” instead of Stanley…you definitely can scan the entire tool category and sniff out a bargain with misspelled keywords…it pays to be vigilant!!
Great topic, Eric!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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