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Old 02-14-07, 06:27 AM   #1
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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!
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Old 02-14-07, 06:31 AM   #2
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New Old Stock

Old parts that have been sitting around doing nothing since they were new.
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Old 02-14-07, 06:33 AM   #3
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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"
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Old 02-14-07, 10:53 AM   #4
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You run across any Western Electric NOS 300B vacuum tubes, let me know.
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Lately it seems that if it is bike related it means New Only to Suckers
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Old 02-14-07, 04:48 PM   #6
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Since we're at it, what's "NIB" and "BIN"?
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New in box. Bin? Never heard of it.
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Buy It Now.
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I can see clearly now. Thanks.
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Some folks will try to trick you with NIP (new in package).
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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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