If you’re new to hunting for deals online, you’ll start seeing all these funky acronyms used as shorthand. Here’s some of the most common ones and what they mean:
YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary. (Means the deal could just be specific to one store, a region, or the manager’s whim)
BOGO – Buy one, get one free
S&H – Shipping and handling charge
FSH – Free shipping and handling
FS – Free shipping
B&M – Brick and Mortar (The physical store, usually used to mean the deal is in-store only)
AC – After Coupon (Price after coupon is applied)
AR – After Rebate (Price after rebate is received)
Price Mistake, Price Error – Posted price is a retailer error and it’s likely orders will be canceled, but hey, dare to dream! (YMMV).
MIR – Mail-In Rebate
NIB – New In Box
BNIB – Brand New In Box
NWT – New With Tags
NOS – New Old Stock – stuff that was made a while back but has never been used.
OOS – Out of stock
OEM – “Original Equipment Manufacturer” – unit not originally intended for retail sale, may come without manuals, cables, instructions, or in a retail box.
B-Stock – Factory refurbished and tested
Let us know in the comments if we missed any. (Photo: funny strange or funny ha ha)