Find Better Deals Online By Misspelling Search Terms

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You never know what you’ll find when shopping online, but sometimes it pays to look up mispelled words. The reason: People make mistakes, and the product they’re selling might be a better deal. So when that well-meaning seller in Brooklyn punches in “dressor” instead of “dresser,” you could lug away a $50 diamond in the rough.  

Apartment Therapy lists some search terms to try—shays lounge (chaise), dinning room table, i pod—but there are also sites that do the dirty work for you. They recommend using TypoBay and Fat Fingers for ebay, and TypoBuddy for both eBay and Craigslist. 

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