eBay Acronyms

eBay CodeWhat it abbreviatesWhat it means
MIBMint In BoxThe item is in the original box, in great shape, and just the way you'd expect to find it in a store.
MIMBMint In Mint BoxThe box has never been opened and looks like it just left the factory.
MOCMint On CardThe item is mounted on its original display card, attached with the original fastenings, in store-new condition.
NRFBNever Removed From BoxJust what it says, as in "bought but never opened."
COACertificate Of AuthenicityDocumentation that vouches for the genuineness of an item, such as an autograph or painting.
OEMOriginal Equipment ManufactureYou're selling the item and all the equipment that originally came with it, but you don't have the original box, owner's manual, or instructions.
OOAKOne Of A KindYou are selling the only one in existence!
NRNo Reserve PriceYou can set a reserve price when you begin your auction. If bids don't meet the reserve, you don't have to sell. Many buyers are leery of reserve prices because they're after a more obvious bargain. If you're not listing a reserve price for your item, let bidders know.
NWTNew With TagsAn item, possibly apparel, is in new condition with the tags from the manufacturer still affixed.
HTF, OOPHard To Find, Out Of PrintOut of print, only a few ever made, or people grabbed up all there were. (HTF doesn't mean you spent a week looking for it in the attic.)

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