Posted by: Rob Hof on October 18, 2005
eBay’s Adam Trachtenberg alerts us to Misspelledauctions.com, a new search site for eBay auctions listed by the spelling-challenged (or at least the careless). So, try a search on “leappad,” the educational toy, and you get listings misspelled “leapad.” In case you’re not an eBay aficionado, this matters because such misspelled listings understandably get far fewer bids than those spelled correctly—so you can often get good deals thanks to less competition. Three cheers for our great edgikayshinul system.
UPDATE: In Comments, Adam notes that folks at eBay call this “literacy arbitrage.”