I was recently introduced to www.fatfingers.com after it was recommended on a money saving website forum.
The idea of fatfingers.com is that it searches for listings that have been misspelt on eBay. For example, some sloppy seller might have spelt "I-pod" as "I-Pud," and fatfingers.com will flag this up to anybody that inputs "I-pod" into the search bar on the home page of its website.
By using fat fingers you can potentially pick up real bargains (because the listing will probably be missed by other eBay users who are using the correct spelling to search).
I also like the fact that the fatfingers.com user has to input what they are looking for, instead of being able to click on a list of items provided by the website. This makes the system fairer and means that only those with patience will be able to bag the bargains.
You can search different eBay sites around the world and the results come up very quickly. However, if your computer doesn't allow pop ups then you will need to click directly on the link that is displayed on the page once the search has taken place.
I think the concept of this website is both genius! If somebody is stupid enough not to double check the spelling of their eBay item then why shouldn't others benefit?
I would definitely recommend checking fatfingers.com if you are looking for a particular item on eBay... you never know, you might bag yourself a bargain! ...It might also be worth double checking your eBay listings are all spelt correctly...
Fat Fingers is a very useful and helpful resource for people that purchase things on the online auction site Ebay. There are many items on Ebay that are listed incorrectly, either the seller has listed it in the wrong catagory (put a mobile phone in the home landline phone catagory) or listed it with an incorrect spelling in the title. This means that the items do not have as many bids for example, an ipod touch listed on ebay as a "ipud touch" would hardly get any bids, as people wanting to buy an ipod would search for "ipod" not "ipud". Fat Fingers is a site used to locate these mispelt items so you can hopefully find one that has not had many bids and is therefore cheaper. The site is extremly easy to use, you simply go to Fatfingers.co.uk, type in what you are searching for with a correct spelling, click search, and fatfingers will automatically search ebay for variations on and incorrect ways of spelling that item and will display and ebay search for them in a popup window. A very good way to find a bargain!
This website is amazing, i thought i would give you a brief but informative description of what the website does.
If you are looking for a bargain, then this website should be one of your favourites.
Visit http://www.fatfingers.com/ aka FAT FINGERS
this website finds typos and mispellings listed in ebay.com and ebay.uk and alot of other variations.
For example, if you type in playstation into the website, it will search all diffetrent ways of spelling playstation and bring you the results. The point of this is is someone is searching playstation in normal ebay site then this will not be listed in there results as it spelt incorrectly, therefore as less people will look at it, then hopefully the cheaper the item will be.
The website can help you find mispelt items at cheap prices.
Very fast at bringing back the results.
Relies heavily on people mispelling there listings.
other people know of the site.
Please be warned the result appear in a pop up, so deactivate your pop up blocker for this site.
I hope i have been helpful.
Fatfingers is a UK based website which claims to allow searchers to find items which have been listed for sale on Ebay, but have been misspelt.
Because of this (the fact that they have been mispelt) these items are not supposed to come up on the search engine normally available to Ebay users, and therefore attract, or should attract, lower bids.
The good thing is that the website is free to use, and quite intuitive. The main page has got a search engine and you can enter what you are looking for and misspelt links will come up. Unfortunately this is where the problem starts, because I found that some time I get returned non relevant links. In addition to this, although some description may be misspelt, the category where they have been entered is correct. As a result, they are not under bid.
I may have missed the point or benefit of this website, but I think that although they had a good idea, the result is not as good as hoped.
The idea is great! So many people muspell, or even mispell, words when they write on Amazon, and because of this, these items do not show up on the search list, thus attracting less bids.
Fatfingers aim to bring you these items.
All good, but then you realize that it does not work.
Once you go to the main page of fatfingers, you just enter in the search engine the item you are looking for, with the correct spelling.
The software goes to Amazon and looks for you for the mispelt items.
Try "Amazon" I got 256 results, but they are actually correct. You have someone selling a "Mazon creek fossil rare Alethopteris serlii" whatever that thig is!
And so on.
No chance to find some poor soul who mispelt the word Amazon, may be "Amazon voucher"
I have used this website for a while, but I have given up.
It is a waste of time.
PS Amazin how many people spell "Amazin" in this way!
Have you ever missed a bargain on eBay. No, well you may have because the item never showed up in your searches because person selling it had made mistakes in headings. Now you maybe thinking you probably have missed something due to person selling it being silly ass in posting the item. Well this is not an advert for this site.
On the contrary ladies and gentlemen this site will find you that bargain.
Fatfingers.com is dedicated to looking for odd items that are not spelt correctly. It is indeed a very useful site for eBay members.
I think the search engine here looks for a word with different combinations and thus it finds stuff others don't find or are unable to find.
I recommend this site because it is useful in mopping up bargains. It is very easy to use, doesn't take long to do the search and it is free to use so go far it fatfinger it and make yourself or someone else happy by purchasing something cheap.
Now this tells me that only dedicated people with time on their side will use fatfingers.com to find items because filtering is not the strongest element of the search engine and everything from A-Z can turn up.
Only those who have patience will benefit from the use of this site. It is free to use.
You can use this site with pop up blocker on because the search engine opens the results in a pop up page, if this is not enabled in explorer page a link appears on the page, click on this page and another page opens with all the results.
This is a site that i stumbled across recently. I have heard that you could search e-bay and other auction style sites for items that have been spelt wrongly, and therefore get them cheap, as no-one can find them.
The main place where you will see these sites, are on e-bay itself where people are trying to sell them to you. This is not necessary, as fatfingers.co.uk is a free to use site that does just that.
No registration required, it is simply a page with a search engine on it, in which you enter the correct spelling of what you are looking for.
Next you choose the site you wish to search, the main of which are all the e-bay sites, and qxl. The search engine then searches the site for all the possible incorrect spellings of the words you have entered, and displays them for you.
Next you browse through the findings, and see what bargains there are for you!!
Sounds great doesn't it? In principle it is a great idea, but in practice i think that it is very different. Searching for hours one night i soon realised that too many people have already got onto this. These misspelt items were going for the same price as the normal ones. Certainly, being free to use, it is worth a look. Perhaps you will have better luck than i did, but in truth it is time consuming, and it soon becomes apparent that you will never get something for nothing. Not in this life!!
If you are going to try this method, please do not just search and bid on things that perhaps you would not have bought anyway. Only use on the off chance that a product that you really want is amongst those listed. You can soon find that you become deperate to find something cheap, and end up with a load of junk!! You also seem to get a lot of items shipped from hong kong, on which the p&p makes up for any drop in price anyway.
The versions of this that are for sale on e-bay are no different, and, as with so many things like this, they are scams. You will not get things at rediculous prices, nor will you become rich using this method of buying! It sickens me when i see rip off merchants taking advantage of the innocent. Do not give them the satisfaction. So if you do want to give this a go one night that you are randomly searching the auction sites, go to fatfingers.co.uk. Wont cost you a penny, but wont work either. At least though we are sure that conmen are not profitting out of it. Thanks for your time. G