Laptops for £2 - A guide to misspelt eBay bargains
Ever bought a Balackberry or a Laptpo? Neither have we, but this might be a good time to start…
The world is more internet-savvy than ever, so bagging bargains on eBay is not as easy as it once was. If you want something, chances are there are a few others who want it too, some of whom will be happy to outbid you.
Where there is a will (and some shoddy spelling), however, there is a way.
In all the excitement of putting their possessions up for auction there are sellers out there who have overlooked some of the minor details - minor details such as spelling the item's name correctly.
Clever people - like us - have worked out that if you search for misspelt items you can save £££s, because all the people who can actually spell would never find them to bid on them.
Brace yourselves... the spelling can get a little embarrassing.
How it works
Ever misspelt anything in eBay’s search engine? It does indeed correct spellings for you, so you’ll need the help of dedicated misspelled eBay auction search tools.
Head over to the fittingly titled Goofbay, Baycrazy or Typohound, three nifty little sites that’ll help you scour the world’s largest marketplace for fabulous deals.
You’ll be asked to enter a keyword or a brand, say Blackberry for example – the site will then generate as many misspellings as it can muster and take you straight through to eBay to the live listings with such mistakes.
We found Bkackberry, Balckberry and Blackerry devices for sale at varying prices – it truly is shocking. Some generators go the extra mile and ask how much you’re willing to spend so you’re always on the hunt for a deal.
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3.) Mobile phone
We're sorry, we're not entirely sure what a Samsumg is - but it's going for a tidy £1.24.
4.) Mp3 Player
You'd think the iPod would be hard to mess up, introducing the Ipod Nanno 3rd currently selling at £10.55.
5.) Designer clothes
We wouldn’t say no to a Ralph Laren Polo Corduroy Blazer for a measly £25. Finders keepers...
6.) Games console
Nintedo DS Lite for £11.93 anyone? That wasn’t the worst of it, we saw Nitendos for sale too.
If we'd known trainners were so cheap, we'd have actually consider doing some exercise. We found some top of the range Adidas trainers for a fiver.
8.) DVD/DVD player
A pretty swanky DVD palyer, hardly used and only £7 - what a bargain!
We admit Senheiser is a tough brand to spell, but at 99p for a pair of headphones there's only one word we care about spelling... B-A-R-G-A-I-N.
What on earth is a foountain pen? It sounds fun. And theres a 14CT Gold one for just 99p! Sold.
You've been warned, the next time you’re flogging your gear on eBay and it just doesn’t seem to be shifting, check for any spelling mistakes - before we come along and make you pay!
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