Goofbay: Search Misspellings to Find eBay Deals

Azim Toktosunov 19-05-2009

eBay is known to be a great place for bargain hunters. But with many other buyers bidding on items, it’s not always easy to find stuff at cheap prices. There is one trick: some items get listed on eBay with misspelled or bad written titles, resulting in few buyer bids and low price (ex: Playstation listed as Paaytation). Goofbay lets you search these misspellings and discover hidden bargains.


Just enter a product name into the field, choose “Misspellings” and hit “Search”. You will get a list of auctions containing misspellings sorted by auction end times.

search misspellings

Site has a number of other useful Ebay tools, couple of them are:

Not in Title Checker – Searches for listings that don’t contain an important product keyword in the title. So, If you search for “PSP Games”, it will lists those games, which don’t contain PSP or Games in the title. Games listed in PSP category with a title like “new games” usually go undiscovered on Ebay.

Negative Feedback Checker – Lets you sort the whole feedback history of a seller by negative, postive and neutral feedbacks.



  • Useful tools that help you shop smarter on Ebay.
  • Find great bargains by searching for product name misspellings.
  • Find great deals by searching for undiscovered listings due to omission of important product name keyword in the title.
  • Sort feedback history of sellers by positive/negative rating.
  • Similar  sites: AuctionBloopers and TypoBuddy.

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  1. SnowdenLimitedHangoutEndGameIsWhat
    July 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Just put the search term "Total Information Awareness" into and now it's 'coincidentally' (??) not working (won't load, via TOR and multiple exit nodes tested - initial successful attempts was also via TOR).
    Site isn't down.
    Note: Site is designed to neligently - or intentionally (??) abuse your privacy by revealing your search term to DNS records (in the url bar, rather than accessing via https encrypted and sending the search term through a form).
    For anyone who doesn't know what the T.I.A. program is/was, use via TOR and have a little read...
    Snowden's revelations about the NSA was likely a "limited hangout", only allowed to take place AFTER the T.I.A. program had achieved its goals. Ones that had existed, on paper and officially, since at the latest, 9/11/2001.
    Then mentions of this program, which was ostensibly shelved (went underground to avoid citizens getting alarmed IMHO) - were 'hidden'. It was conspicuously hushed-up in the media when previously it was getting coverage. As you might expect for a program of illegal and unprecedented-in-human-history spying and the risks to democratic freedoms that inherently brings.

    • SnowdenLimitedHangoutEndGameIsWhat
      July 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      and I was NOT on an article about 'goofbay' when I commented above. Yet the idiots who designed this site, make one article flow into another (bloatware equivalent on a website). This makes things confusing, not slick, you fools! Stop being all about form, and remember content matters. Especially design of how things WORK. Not how they break because you're trying to do something both clever, and unnecessary AND then you break decades-old GOOD standards of best practice. Innovation is a completely different thing to the above failures.