Posted By John
Common Listing Terms Used on eBay

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eBay can seem overwhelming with all the unfamiliar terms, abbreviations and acronyms. It’s helpful to have what I call, my cheat sheet. I’m sharing it here so you too can understand what the seller said about that item you’re dying to buy. (I’ve been shopping on eBay for over 10 years.)

I even have my own store, Blue Dally Lane. I hope you will drop in and grab a bargain!


BIN Buy It Now
NR or NORES No Reserve
FVF Final Value Fee
SO Sold Out
FB Feedback
SBO Serious Bidders Only
NARU Not A Registered User
NPB Non Paying Bidder
SNP Seller Non-Performance
PP Parcel Post
PH Postage & Handling
SH Shipping & Handling
CBT Cross-Border Trade
DSR Detailed Seller Rating
ASP Average Selling Price

Money – Purchases

AUD Australian Dollars
GBP Great Britain Pounds
USD United States Dollars
EUR Euros
PP PayPal
MO Money Order
FV Face Value
FMV Fair Market Value
CV Catalogue Value
GWP Gift With Purchase
CPN Coupon
TOS Terms Of Sale
RMA Return Merchandise Authorization
WTY Includes warranty
BBW Buyer BeWare


F Fine
VF Very Fine
EX Excellent
EC Excellent Condition
GC Good Condition
VGC Very Good Condition
FC Fair Condition
FU Fine Used
VFU Very Fine Used
GU Good Used
NIB New In Box
NIP New In Package
NP No Package
OB Original Box
OF Original Finish
AO All Original
FS Factory Sealed
NRFB Never Removed From Box
SS Still Sealed
CM Customised
OOAK One Of A Kind
REF Refurbished
RIB Refurbished In Box
ANI Accessories Not Included
Bare Accessories, box not included
AI/WI As-Is, Where-Is
Cond Unk Condition Unknown

Books – Magazines – Comics

1st First Edition
BCE Book Club Edition
BOMC Book Of the Month Club edition
OOP Out Of Print
EXLIB Ex Library
HB Hard Bound or Hard Back
HC Hard Cover
SB Soft Bound or Soft Back
ILLO  Illustration or Illustrated
CF Centrefold (magazines)
CFO Centrefold Out (magazines)
CCA Comics Code Authority
ADV (category) Adventure
BIO (category) Biography
HIST (category) Historical
ROM (category) Romance
SCI (category) Science
SF (category) Science Fiction
TC (category) True Crime


LS Long Sleeve
SS Short Sleeve
JKT Jacket
BNWOT Brand New Without Tags
BNWT Brand New With Tags
NBW Never Been Worn
NW Never Worn
NWOT New Without Tags
GW Gently Worn
NWT New With Tags


UNC Uncirculated
BU Brilliant Uncirculated
MS Mint State
EF Extra Fine or Extremely Fine
PF Proof Coin

Computers – Tech

GB Gigabyte
KB Kilobyte
FDD Floppy Disk Drive
HDD Hard Disk Drive
CDR Compact Disc Recordable
CDRW Compact Disc Rewriteable
RAM Random Access Memory
OS Operating System
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
ISP Internet Service Provider
MS Microsoft
HP Hewlett Packard
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LED Light Emitting Diode


C1 to C10 10 ranks show condition of doll from “beyond repair” to “mint, factory perfect”. Opinions vary on which rank a doll deserves.
BK Bent Knee
HP Hard Plastic
SLW Straight Leg Walker