Most of the time, it’s worth letting FatFingers.com to look for misspellings with an extra space in it.
For example, someone once told me they’d won an iPod for a quarter of the going price because Fat Fingers had found an ‘i pod’ on eBay.
But for some words this doesn’t work so well. PlayStation is often spelled Play Station and a ‘bedside light’ can be a ‘bed side light’.
In these cases, use the ‘Ignore Extra Spaces’ option and these spelling variants will be ignored.
On the FatFingers.com website, click the ‘[Show Options]’ link and tick ‘Don’t search for extra spaces’. Then press the Find button:
On Fat Fingers for iPhone/iPod touch and for Android devices (free: search for ‘Fat Fingers’ on the App Store or Market) use the options screen:
If you use an RSS reader you can get live updates for a search. Newly listed items will automatically appear in the list.
Do the search on FatFingers.com as normal, then click ‘rss for this search’ that appears and add it to your RSS reader.
You will get a constantly updated results list in your RSS reader.
Need to know more about RSS Readers?
Feedreader for Windows.
NetNewsWire for Mac and iOS devices.
Google Reader for the web.
Use category filtering in eBay to home in on exactly the items you want.
For example, if you are looking for a flat-panel television, on FatFingers.com search for “Television”. Single word searches gain the best results!
When the results are shown on eBay, use the “Categories” panel on left side of the page and click Televisions then Flat-Panel.
If you are using the Pro version of Fat Fingers for iPhone you can do the same using the “filter” button:
Always searching for the same item on FatFingers.com?
There’s an easy way to do this.
Once you’ve done your search, look at the “do more” box.
Click ‘remember this search’ and your search will be added to ‘My Saved Searches’:
Next time you visit, just click on the word and it will search eBay for misspellings and typos of your item.
This is saved in your browser so there is no need for usernames or passwords.
You can setup the same searches for different countries.
If you no longer need the search, click the [X] button to remove it.