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