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