July 23, 2008 10:09 am

Despite what your grade-school English teacher may have told you, grammar isn’t all that important. At least, it isn’t important when it comes to finding a great deal online.

InventHelp’s Invention Girl has discovered a tool for finding hidden discounts on popular sales sites like eBay and Craigslist. Although most consumers may not be aware of it, many sellers frequently misspell key words in their listings, making them nearly impossible to find.

To tap into this potential pool of savings, consumers can visit TypoBuddy.com. After selecting a location, the user types in a key word to search (or customers can choose from a list of popular searches). The tool automatically searches for common misspellings and present the results as one-click searches.

The site itself is easy to navigate, and it has a bare-bones appearance that’s similar to Google. And to show that they’re not all business, TypoBuddy even has section for consumers to share the funniest misspellings that they uncover.

So, if you’re looking for an espresso maker, the tool will include in your search commonly misspelled derivatives (like “expresso”). Truth be told – your favorite InventHelp employee has been guilty of this misspelling. This makes me wonder what deals I could be missing out there. I’m off to search for Nintendo Wii accessories. Happy bargain hunting!

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