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