Use other people's spelling mistakes to snap up a bargain

Emma Woollacott
AM6K5F keyboard with the letters of the word ebay on it
AM6K5F keyboard with the letters of the word ebay on it

Canny online auction buyers are saving themselves a fortune by bidding on items most users never see. The reason? Because the person placing the listing has made a mistake.

When buyers search, for example, on 'Nintendo Wii', for example, a listing labelled 'Nintedo' won't appear. Searching for a few spelling variants of common items can throw up items with few or no bids.

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