I am an eBay powerseller and I have been for the last 2 years. I sell pretty much everything although I have recently downsized what I sell due to my public relations commitments.

I received an interesting press release which I have attached to this post about Typobuddy which to me sounds like a great idea.

When you are a powerseller you are constantly listing different items with varying titles and descriptions and its quite easy to misspell a word. This new product/system claims to find you (the buyer) the best deal by tracking down the misspelt items you are looking for. This has got to a be a good idea if you are looking for something expensive – you could save yourself a serious amount of money. I haven’t tried it myself but I think I might when I next decide to buy another cool gadget.

Here is the press release to tell you all about it:

“Typobuddy – Find Big Savings through Auction Errors —
Easily find misspelled items on eBay and craigslist – from the creators of Deal Locker

eBay doesn’t let you do it. Amazon hasn’t got it either! But there one site that specializes in making the newest and most powerful tools for finding hidden discounts! As part of its ongoing mission to save consumers both time and money, the creators of DealLocker.com, the coupon code database, and the creators of the Secret Amazon Discount Finder, announce the newest Web site to be added to the bargain-hunter’s arsenal – Typo Buddy. Consumers may not know it, but sellers on eBay and craigslist frequently misspell key words in their listings, making their auctions and products difficult or impossible to find. This creates a window of opportunity for the savvy shopper. Using Deal Locker’s new Typo Buddy tool, users can quickly and easily find misspelled listings for popular items, and since these hidden listings often go unnoticed buyers can save big!

Smart Shoppers simply go to www.typobuddy.com. The site will automatically select the nearest city or region from the “Location” pull down menu. Eager bargain hunters then simply type in the name of the item they are looking for (or chose an option from the “Popular Searches” section) and the tool will automatically search out potential listings from both eBay and craigslist and present them as one-click search links.”

If you do use it – let me know what you think of it….

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.