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