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