How to Buy Items on eBay as Cheap as Possible – 2 Unknown Tools You Ought to Know!

These past few months I have a new hobby, hunting cheap items on eBay! I mostly found the cheap items on the misspelled or badly written titles. The idea is simple, when the sellers doing spelling mistakes on their listings, then there will only a few and even no-one can find their listing. These listings often end with a few or no bids. Of course, you will find that the price is lower than well written listings.

Previously, I searched the misspelled listings manually on eBay. For example, when I am looking for PlayStation listings with spelling mistakes, then I will type these keywords on eBay search field:

(playatation, playststion, plsystation,…, laystation)

eBay Misspelled Listings - Manual Searching Method

I input the misspelled keyword as much as possible. However, this method is painful and takes a lot of time. Luckily, I found 2 free online tools that help me to find misspelled listings on eBay – faster and better!

1. Goofbay

Goofbay is my favorite eBay misspelling finder tool. This tool is free to use and do not require registration. You can also snipe eBay listings using Goofbay sniper tools. However, you need to register and create a Goofbay account before you use their Sniper tool. Don’t worry, it’s free!

eBay Misspelled Listings Finder - Goofbay

2. FatFingers

This is my second choice after Goofbay. Actually, FatFingers works like my manual method, but it’s automatically providing all possible misspelled keywords. It saves a lot of time rather than searching manually. Please note that you should disable the popup blocker on your browser to make this tool work correctly.

eBay Misspelled Listings Finder - FatFingers

Using 2 tools above make me easier to find cheap items on eBay. I hope this simple method is useful for you.

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Travis Brice is a computer technician and also father of two cute children. After 6 years of hard work at telecommunication company, he decides to quit his job and build his own business. Now he also writes for Spyontech on his spare time. He loves to write about operating system, especially Microsoft Windows.

One Response

  1. Pickles says:

    This crap advice doesn’t work,.been trying the misspelled option on goofbay for years and have never come up with a result. don’t waste your time! There is always someone who’s one step ahead. Even if you intentionally type in a search wrongly it comes up with misspelled items as well as all the rest!

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