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