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monk 02-14-07 06:27 AM

I give up - - what is "NOS" in an eBay ad?
I know "NIB" and "BIN," by what does "NOS" mean when you see it in an eBay ad? It's probably as obvious as the others but for some reason I haven't figured it out yet!

Little Darwin 02-14-07 06:31 AM

New Old Stock

Old parts that have been sitting around doing nothing since they were new.

SingleSpeeDemon 02-14-07 06:33 AM

It means New Old Stock and refers to an item that has sat for years in a shop but has never sold. For example: "Last year I purchased a 1985 Madsion from my Schwinn dealer. It was NOS"

bbattle 02-14-07 10:53 AM

You run across any Western Electric NOS 300B vacuum tubes, let me know.

velonomad 02-14-07 11:31 AM

Lately it seems that if it is bike related it means New Only to Suckers

foolish heart 02-14-07 04:48 PM

Since we're at it, what's "NIB" and "BIN"?

mander 02-14-07 05:06 PM

New in box. Bin? Never heard of it.

Portis 02-14-07 05:17 PM

Buy It Now.

foolish heart 02-14-07 07:13 PM

I can see clearly now. Thanks.

Dogbait 02-19-07 02:11 PM

Some folks will try to trick you with NIP (new in package).

kbrown 02-19-07 03:23 PM

Thank you monk for asking that. That's been bugging me since the first time I saw it. I figured out what the N stood, but the O and S I could never get. I've never bought anything off of ebay but I like to look around.

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