Bargain Hunting Using Misspelled eBay Auction Search Engine
14 Sep 2007
I know there are plenty of misspelled eBay search sites out there, but I wanted to write one myself. Figuring out the kinds of spelling errors people make became a very interesting project. It turns out that the most common error is dropping out a letter and transposing two letters. I'm surprised eBay doesn't automatically warn users of spelling errors when they list something forsale. It is amazing how many listings have spelling errors in them.
I had fun doing it and tailored it to how I would search for something. You can include and exclude keywords in the search which I find is most useful in locating what you are looking for quickly. I also filter out misspelling variations that match dictionary words, which was a complaint I read about from users of other sites.