eBay Lingo - deciphering abbreviations & acronyms

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This guide is written for the purpose of assisting eBay members with the various types of jargon used on auction pages, as well as on the eBay chatboards. This is by no means a complete list, if you see something that I am missing, please feel free to send an email through to me so it can be added to the list.

All the abbreviations & acronyms below have been sorted into Alphabetical order and also separated in two lists - one for auctions, and another for chatboards. Some terms are relevent to both lists and are therefore in both.

I hope this helps deciphering the lingo used on eBay!


AUD = Australian Dollars
BIN = Buy It Now
BNWOT = Brand New Without Tags
BNWT = Brand New With Tag
CC = Credit Card
COA = Certificate of Authenticity
FB = Feedback
FVF = Final Value Fee
GBP = British Pounds
HB = Hardcover Book
KT = Carat
MIB = Mint In Box
MIBP = Mint in Blister Pack
M/O = Money Order
NARU = Not A Registered User
NIB = New In Box
NIP = New In Packet
NPB = Non Paying Bidder (now known as UIC)
NPS = Non Performing Seller
NWOT = New Without Tag
NWT = New With Tag
OOP = Out Of Print
PB = Paperback
P/H = Postage And Handling
P/P = Postage and Packaging
PP = PayPal
SB = Softcover Book
TM = Trademark
TOS = Terms of Sale
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TY = Thank You
UIC = Unpaid Item Claim
USD = US Dollars
VERO = Verified Rights Owner Program
VGC = Very Good Condition


BBL = Be Back Later
BIN = Buy It Now
BUMP = Type a message to bring post back to top of chatboard
CW = Chin Wag eBay Australia Chat Board
DH = Dearest Husband
FB = Feedback
FVF = Final Value Fee
GSOH = good sense of humour
HHHHHHHHHHHH = Laughing alot
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
LMAO = Laughing My A** Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
MSN = Microsoft Messenger
M2M = Member to Member eBay Australia Chat Board
NARP = Banned by eBay from using chatboards
NARU = Not A Registered User
NPB = Non Paying Bidder (now known as UIC)
NPS = Non Performing Seller
OH = Other half
OOAK = One of a Kind
OP = Opening Post made on chatboard
PITA = Pain In The A**
Pinks = eBay employees who have a pink band at the top of their posts
PMSL = P*** myself laughing
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling On the Floor Laughing My A** Off
RT = Round Table eBay Australia Chat Board
SNIPE = Winning bid placed right at the end of auction
UIC = Unpaid Item Claim
UHM = U Have Mail

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