You can find some good bargains on eBay, but the competition in auctions can be tough. To score even better deals, you can search specifically for misspelled listings.
Lots of items in eBay auctions end up not selling because the seller neglects to spell the item’s name correctly, so it never shows up in search results. By purposely searching for misspelled listings on eBay, you can find some excellent prices on items that have gone unnoticed and where competition may be less intense.
You can automate this strategy using the FatFingers site, which will search for all possible misspellings of a keyword that you type in. Its choices aren’t always perfect, but it can be a useful supplement (and it will specifically search the Australian eBay site). eBay is continuing to emphasise professional sellers over casual auctions, but as long as auctions remain an option, this can be a neat trick.