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How To Find Misspelt Items With No Bids On eBay

Updated on February 12, 2014
How to find Misspelled items on eBay Auction Listings
How to find Misspelled items on eBay Auction Listings

Misspelled eBay Items

Did you know that there are hundreds, if not thousands of absolute bargains to be found on eBay? Ok you are probably thinking "Sure there are. So what's new?".

But did you know that there are hundreds, if not thousands of designer brand bargains to be had? All because of a slip of the finger on the keyboard. All because of misspelled words on auction listings.

Yep, that's right. A typo, even one little letter, will result in a designer brand (or any item for that matter) not showing up in regular searches and therefore not being bid on. Misspelled items on eBay.

The secret you have been looking for.

So what does this mean for you? Well it means that if you are in the hunt for Ralph Lauren clothes, Louis Vuitton Handbags, Billabong Surf Gear, Calvin Klein Jeans, Seed for Babies, Egg Maternity, Pumpkin Patch, GAP or anything else with a whopping high price tag read on for the ultimate secret to grabbing a bargain.

So how does this work? It is so easy you will kick yourself that you never knew this before.

I am not associated with, nor linked to any search engine program or website therefore cannot vouch for any in particular, however a random search for a phrase such as 'misspelled ebay items ' will give you a plethora of options.

Go on, give it a go. Select any one of the many options, choose the eBay platform, or country you want to choose from and type in your search. Remember to type in the brand name with the correct spelling. The tool does the hard part for you, finding all of the combinations of possible misspelled words.

Buy Louis Vuitton On eBay

Let's do this together.

Enter Louis Vuitton (spelt correctly) into any one of the misspelled item tools and you will be presented with results that are generally formed with the following conditions in mind:

  • A character typed twice
  • A character omitted
  • One or more characters swapped
  • Spacing problems

And the result would be something along the lines of the following:

(louisvuitton,louis uvitton,louis viutton,louis vutiton,louis vuitotn,louis vuittno,louis vvuitton,louis uitton,louis vitton,louis vutton,louis vuiton,louis vuiton,louis vuittn,louis vuitto,louis vuittonn,louis vuitten,oluis vuitton,luois vuitton,loius vuitton,lousi vuitton,llouis vuitton,ouis vuitton,luis vuitton,lois vuitton,lous vuitton)

Copy and paste these results into the search bar on eBay and it will bring up a treasure trove of items, with incorrect spellings.

None of these, I repeat, none of these will ever come up with a regular search for the same product name therefore you can potentially be the only bidder and therefore grab yourself the bargain of the century.

There were 70 results when I conducted this search in March 2012. Just for Louis Vuitton alone. A whopping 70 products listed with spelling mistakes.

Why shop any other way! Make this your first option when buying on eBay and grab your bargains.

Misspelled Auctions - Unlimited Options

The options are endless and only limited by your imagination, the brands you know and love and the brand names you wish you knew and loved. Even searching for a plasma television brings up results.

Regardless of what you are looking for you will almost always get a result. Antiques, luggage, computer software, games, toys, books, brand names, designer labels and so much more.

In a mad rush to list something on eBay, a small typo has given you the ultimate bargain opportunity.

How about this. Ralph Lauren. Exclusive brand that some fear are unreachable may now be well within your hands.

The following results can be seen for themselves:

(ralphlauren,ralph aluren,ralph luaren,ralph laruen,ralph lauern,ralph laurne,ralph llauren,ralph auren,ralph luren,ralph laren,ralph lauen,ralph laurn,ralph laure,ralph laurenn,ralph lauron,ralph leruren,arlph lauren,rlaph lauren,raplh lauren,ralhp lauren,rralph lauren,alph lauren,rlph lauren,raph lauren,ralh lauren,ralp lauren,ralf lauren)

Buy Surfwear on eBay

Are you into surfing? Try misspellings for Billabong, Hurley and more.

Are you into computers and gaming? Try searching for playstation, xbox and more.

It is FAST It is FREE It is EASY and it just may nab you the bargain you are looking for!

How to spot a fake items on eBay

One word of warning however. Remember though to look out for fake items. Unfortunately eBay is not immune to people trying to sell fake, counterfeit or replica items on eBay. Make sure you read the essential guide for spotting fake items on eBay before you buy!

Make Money Online with eBay

Just a final thought.

If you are looking to make eBay a work at home job, have a think about using this method to find bargains, then RESELL them using CORRECT spelling and make a MINT!

I have even set up RSS feeds based on my favourite searches and I have found zero bids on designer clothing, and when I bid at the last moment I win at ridiculously cheap prices.

In addition to spelling, if you are listing items to sell on eBay, there are some other key essential tips for your listing title to be aware of to ensure you are seen at all times!

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    • EditPhotos profile image

      Edit Photos 

      5 years ago from Earth

      Bummer, you are giving away one of my best tools for finding bargains on eBay. But, since I just used it today to win an auction I guess the whole world has heeded your advice (at least not yet!).

    • SKCandles profile image


      7 years ago from Canada

      great information! I always wondered how to find the mispelled items.

    • midget38 profile image

      Michelle Liew 

      7 years ago from Singapore


    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Thankyou. Give it a go!!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Clever:-) voted up

    • sjwigglywoo profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      Great article, surprising what you find out just by reading other hubs.

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Good luck. It's heaps of fun seeing what you can find. Save some of your favorite searches. They will pop up all the time.

    • rmcrayne profile image


      7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      Well, what a simple, but great strategy. I'll try it out next time I should be doing something important, and am stalling and avoiding it instead.

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Hope you find some great bargains. I know I have.

    • Melis Ann profile image

      Melis Ann 

      7 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      Who knew? Great info for ebay bidding.

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks..Yes I have lots of ways to spot a fake. I'll definitely share that with everyone.

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Even if you do not shop on eBay, but maybe another online site, try using the tool and copying the search results into another online auction site. I have never done that before but logic tells me it should still work.

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Thank you. Interesting concept isn't it. I guess though that once the word gets around it will be open slather for everyone to search for but still people will continue to spell items incorrectly. Human nature, plus eBay does not have spell check in the title so it's good luck to us I say :)

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks - hope you can put it to use one day too.

    • WorkAtHomeMums profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Australia

      Good luck I hope you locate some items that no one else will find too easily.

    • WryLilt profile image

      Susannah Birch 

      7 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Great idea! Will definitely be trying this. Any tips on making sure they are genuine?

    • cloverleaffarm profile image

      Healing Herbalist 

      7 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. I don't shop ebay much, but I shall have to keep this in mind. Voted up, useful and interesting.

    • Helena Ricketts profile image

      Helena Ricketts 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Good information to have. I'd never considered looking for misspelled items on Ebay! Voted up & useful, thanks for sharing!

    • ThePracticalMommy profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      Interesting concept! Making money off of other's spelling mistakes is an easy way to go. Voted up and interesting.

    • DeviousOne profile image


      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Sounds like a very clever idea. I'll have to try it out next time I'm looking for kinect games.


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