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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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    New Old Stock

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