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Fat Fingers

You would be surprised how many people spell the titles and descriptions of their listings on eBay incorrectly, which usually means that no one can search for or find them – so of course those items get fewer to no bids. Which is why any eBay aficionado should know about Fat Fingers.

Just type in the item you are searching for, and Fat Fingers will find all sorts of common misspellings for the term to see if anyone’s poor spelling will score you a deal. You will be amazed how many people can’t spell “Anthropologie.”

  1. ashlynn

    October 12, 2006

    sometimes I spell words wrong when searching – you end up getting a better deal since no one can find their listing.

  2. liz s

    October 12, 2006

    jared taught me that. when i’m looking for something on ebay, always try to spell the word wrong to see if somethin is being listed for a good deal.

  3. miss sparks

    October 12, 2006

    good tip becca. you’re doing such a good job as a guest blogger. i’m so proud of you!

  4. ambika

    October 12, 2006

    Insanely useful. I will be bookmarking this.

  5. Anonymous

    October 13, 2006

    This is the RAD-EST thing ever! Or close to it…

  6. Pidea

    January 17, 2007

    If you prefer to get your search results via RSS I can recommend an alternative site called (

    Once you’ve created a search and subscribed to it you’ll be notified via RSS as soon as a misspelled item matching your search is listed on the eBay site of your choice.

    It’s not exactly Web 2.0 but it does mean that you don’t have to keep going back to eBay or other sites time and time again.

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