The POWER of eBay Misspelt Items

I was reading through Day Job Nuker and came across a very interesting post on what has to be the biggest hash up I have ever seen when it comes to eBay! misspelt items. Back in June of this year, petere92346 put up a listing for a VERY rare 1852 bottle of Allsopp’s Arctic Ale with the title: allsop’s arctic ale.full and corked with a wax seal – brewed in 1852 for an arctic expedition. The listing included 3 photos and a one paragraph description of the item. The listing got 169 views, 2 bids and a final sale price of US $304.00.

The winning bidder (one very lucky person I must say), collectordan went on to re-list the item on eBay! with the title: Museum Quality ALLSOPP’s ARCTIC ALE 1852 SEALED/FULL!!! – RAREST Historic Beer in the World! AMAZING HISTORY!!! This listing included 13 photos of the bottle and a very long and good 30 paragraph description. This listing got 74064 views, 157 bids and a final sale price of US $503,300.00.

petere92346 misspelt Allsopp’s with one p as Allsop’s and put a period between ‘ale’ and ‘full’. You can view that auction here (please note that it will drop off eBay soon but Day Job Nuker has a screenshot of it). collectordan went on to re-list the bottle with the correct spelling, more photo’s and a very good description which really paid off in the end. You can view that auction here (please note that it will drop off eBay soon but Day Job Nuker has a screenshot of it).

This just goes to show the importance of listing an item correctly on eBay! and also doing a bit of research especially if it is potentially worth a lot. If you haven’t already done so, have a play around with this tool for searching for misspelt items here. You may be lucky enough to find something to sell at a very good profit.

8 Responses to The POWER of eBay Misspelt Items

  1. baLooT Don JuaNer October 29, 2007 at 2:29 am #

    thats cool gerri..

    how much did u get that treo 680?
    how long had u use it.??

  2. Clyde October 29, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    Gerri, thanks for the awesome comment on my blog. I am so happy to have isnpired you to take the day off and spend it with the baby and your wife at the beach.

    Gerri you helped make me smile early this morning:) I do hope you really do take the time off and have a lovely day by the beach it will be very fulfilling. Have a lovely Day!

  3. Debo Hobo October 31, 2007 at 7:25 am #

    Wow now that is knowing how to play the ebay game and winning.

    I posted a painting once, it is still hangng on my wall.

  4. Gerri October 31, 2007 at 10:00 am #

    Debo Hobo,
    You certainly can win if you play your cards right.

    I too have posted some items that I still have in my possession.

  5. Sire November 2, 2007 at 10:03 pm #

    This site has a ebay typ search as well

  6. Gerri November 2, 2007 at 10:11 pm #

    Sire,
    thanks for the tip on slashmysearch.

  7. Renee Michaels November 5, 2007 at 11:15 am #

    Here’s a couple more tools to find misspellings on ebay auctions anywhere in the world:
    http://www.auctionlotwatch.co.uk/auctionspeller.html
    http://www.fatfingers.co.uk/

    These could also serve webmasters for their SEM efforts.

  8. Gerri November 5, 2007 at 12:14 pm #

    Hi Renee,
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Thanks for the tip on more tools for eBay misspellings.
    These tools can work very well in favour of those who use them.

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