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Online Auctions Slang

Online auction sites and web-based classified ads are popular ways to buy and sell items online. Whether you use eBay, Craigslist, or another website, knowing the abbreviations below will help you better understand item descriptions. If you're selling items online, using online auction acronyms can help you fit more details in your headlines with fewer characters.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
241Two for one
4saleFor sale
BAFOBest and final offer
BCBack cover
BINBuy it now
BNIBBrand new in box
BNWTBrand new with tags
CIPCustomer initiated payment
DSRDetailed seller rating
EUCExcellent used condition
FCFSFirst-come, first-served
FSFor sale
FVFFinal value fee
GUGently used
HTFHard to find
ISOIn search of
MIBMint in box
MSRPManufacturer's suggested retail price
MSTMust see today
N/RNo reserve
NEDNo expiration date
NIBNew in box
NIPNew in package
NLTNo later than
NOSNew old stock
NRNo reserve
NRFBNever removed from box
NSANo strings attached
NWOTNew without tags
NWTNew with tags
OBOOr best offer
ONCOOr nearest cash offer
ONOOr nearest offer
OOAKOne of a kind
OOPOut of print
OOTBOut of the box
ORPOriginal Retail Price
RTBReal-time bidding
S/OSold out
SPPUSold pending pickup
VGCVery good condition
WYBWhen you buy
xcCross country
xtCross training