HonantheBarbarian said:Also typing and grammatical errors make a huge impact on my eBay/Amazon shopping purchases.
I have a recent story related to this.
It's lawn and garden season, and my dad was fed up with electric weed trimmers. He wanted a nice gas-powered one, so I went on Craigslist to try and score a used one for a decent price.
I searched for:
All came up with shitty or overpriced listings, and the good ones were gone in minutes (I missed out on two or three by an hour or two).
So on a whim I decided to search for
Weed Wacker (mispelling)
Lo and behold I found a listing that had been up for a while and that clearly no one else had seen. Some guy was selling this monster 2-handle industrial weed cutter (worth several hundred dollars) for super cheap. Score!
I also know that camera gear folks regularly troll Ebay for mispelled lenses from sellers who aren't as knowledgeable about cameras ("Nikor" lenses, for example).
Bad spelling: a double-edged sword!