Misspelled eBay descriptions - Use it to your advantage

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Occasionally a seller may list an item for sale, but will mis-spell the item title. So it can end with no bids!  Here's how to find such bargains!!

In the eternal quest to find great bargains on eBay, one of the interesting methods is by looking for misspelled items.

You know the topics you are interested in. Look at how the word can be misspelled. For instance, if the XBOX is your passion, try searching for “XBO” or “XBOX260”. It is more than likely that you will find a few items under these misspellings. Even better – for you – these items will not have bids on them because people looking for Xbox will not find these.

As an experiment, I found 11 items and not one of these had an eBay bid. Some were from the same eBay seller. You could watch these, buy them at the last minute for the opening bid price which is low, ask for combined shipping and have a great set of items that you can list in your own auction - correctly spelled!

It won’t work in the case of combined shipping where all the items will be shipped in the same package but a side benefit of winning these misspelled auctions is that you have them already packaged and ready to reship when you sell them.

Often it is easy to copy the misspelled auction into your word processing programme and fix the misspelling and modify it so that it is yours. It will have the basic information such as dimensions and colour already worked out for you.

So go on and give it a try, God only knows what bargain YOU may find...


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