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eBay generates over a billion page views a DAY. Of the tens of millions of items for sale on eBay at any given time, how many misspelled item names prevent the auction from showing up in a search? The correct answer is thousands. A very enterprising […]

eBay generates over a billion page views a DAY. Of the tens of millions of items for sale on eBay at any given time, how many misspelled item names prevent the auction from showing up in a search? The correct answer is thousands. A very enterprising individual has a web site called appropriately Fat Fingers that let’s you search for items that are misspelled. Enter in your item name, hit the GENERATE button, and Fat Fingers generates a link that you click based on dozens of permutations of your search term. Click the link and instantly eBay gives you all active auctions for those items that are misspelled by the seller. You should be able to pick up some real bargains with no one else bidding against you. Innovative and jkOTR salutes you. Thanks to The Red Ferret Journal for this jewel.

  1. Pretty Cool! I’ve already found a bunch of stuff that noone bid on and I may be able to pick it up cheap! Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Heh, heh. I’ve been doing it all day! :)

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  3. Now I am looking for stuff to resell on ebay. :)

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  4. Be sure and spell the item’s name correctly. :)

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  5. where is the generate button ?

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  6. Hey — I thought I would let you know….You know that I sold my e805 on eBay…well I only got a little over $400 for it….Ever since I’ve sold it…I’ve been using Fat Fingers exclusively to find merchandise that I purchased pretty cheap and resell it to make a little profit…..I just got my VGA device kitty up to $710 today!!!! So I purchased a hx4705 for $694!!!! THANKS for this great URL…If it weren’t for this…I wouldn’t be getting my next VGA device!!!

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  7. Great to hear it bk! How much commission do I get? BTW, this article about Fat Fingers is the most googled article on this site after the U70 review.

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  8. I find this one produces much better results and is more reliable at finding ebay misspelt items or misspellings

    http://www.bargainchecker.com

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  9. I find this one produces much better results and is more reliable at finding ebay misspelt items or misspellings

    http://www.bargainchecker.com

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