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