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#1 pb=life

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

So I've been seeing quite a few newer members asking questions about terms used in the bst's. I figured I'd make a little dictionary for future reference

Sig/signature: Each member has the ability to make a custom signature which will appear below every single one of their posts. "Sigs" as they are commonly referred to generally contain links leading to a thread where a member is trying to sell or trade an item. It is a simple way of offering trades.

BST: Buy, Sell, Trade: You probably know if you're in this section but it means Buy, Sell, or Trade

56k Beware: Used to tell potential buyers that the thread contains a lot of pictures. If you're on dial-up it may slow your speed way down

F/S/T: For Sale Trade: very straight forward

WTB: Want to Buy: A member is looking to buy a particular gun or item. These threads are almost always located in the WTB section

WTT: Want to Trade: A member is looking to trade one item for another item. These threads are almost always located in the Trade Shack

WTS: Want to Sell: People rarely use this term but it means someone is looking to sell an item. These items are located in all of the selling sections

PP: Paypal, easy way to send money when purchasing an item

OP: Original post/poster (depends on context) refers to the original post for the ad or the seller

Shipped: This word generally follows a cash offer stating the price being offered includes shipping costs

Pending: Once the seller or trader and the buyer has come to an agreement on price or items being traded the seller/trader will normally write
PENDING on their thread to signify the item is basically sold

PC: Players club: This is a feature that members pay $30 to gain entrance to, you get a blue title in your members section (Like me) and are given extra bst protections such as being able to ship second when trading.

Bump: Bring up my post: Used to litterally "bump" a thread to the top of the forum where more people will see it. The rules state that members may only do this once every 12 hours

ttt: To The Top: Same as bump

BNIB/NIB: Brand new in box/New in box: The item is still in the original packaging unopened

LNIB: Like new in box: Gun shows very little signs of wear

Straight: Straight trade: Neither party adds any money to a deal

PM'ing: Private messaging: Used to exchange personal information pertaining to a deal

OBO: Or best offer: pretty straight forward, whoever gives the best reasonable offer gets the item

LMK: Let me know: When making an offer some people will say lmk to signify they want a response from the seller

Bold: When a word is bolded like this, the seller is likely pointing out an important piece of info such as problems with the item or trades he/she is interested

GLS: Good luck selling: When an offer is declined the polite thing is to thank the seller for considering or say good luck selling

NTY: No thank you. Pretty much self explanatory, it's just someone declining an offer.

I probably missed some, let me know if anything should be added or if you have any clarifying questions

Edited by andrewthewookie, 05 June 2012 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:33 PM

Bump

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#3 pb=life

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

added, thanks slinky

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:02 PM

NIB
LNIB

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

OBE...
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:41 AM

OBRO: or best reasonable offer.

not so common but could be helpful.

Edited by XxJellyFilledxX, 21 March 2012 - 06:42 AM.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

OBO in some cases doesn't really mean obo, some guy puts his Ego for 1000 OBO, some guy offers 950, and says no. Then OBO really didn't mean anything lol. Just wanted to rant on that :P

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:26 AM

  • yellow dot (on PBnation this means you have a private message in your inbox)
  • inbox me (on facebook...this means send me a private message)
  • F/S/T - For Sale/Trade

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:10 PM

56k beware

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:22 PM

IMO??

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:07 PM

IMO??

Are you asking what it means? In my opinion. I'm not sure about adding it to the list as it's more of a bst list not so much and every internet term list.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Bold???

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

Stickied =) Very helpful I must say.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

Stickied =) Very helpful I must say.

Thanks Orange :D




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