Sunday, 21 October 2007

EBay Typo Costs Man $500,000

Shopping on eBay is supposed to be about finding bargains, and this summer a guy from Oklahoma ended up finding quite the deal.

He was the winning bidder of a bottle of Allsopp's Arctic Ale in which the seller made a typo in his auction and spelled it "Allsops."

The auction ended with very little interest and only 2 bids for the bottle that was obviously worth so much more than the winning bid of $304.

And to make the mistake even more painful, that winning bidder turned around and listed the bottle again on eBay, but this time with the name spelled correctly, and got a whopping 157 bidders and a sale price of $503,300.

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