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Cloth 201: Buy, Sell, Trade Acronyms
September 21, 2014 11:31 am | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

1794717_10152779888979816_1209077239_nBuy Sell Trade (BST) forums have recently become VERY popular, especially when it comes to cloth diapers and other parenting products like baby carriers and diaper bags.

If you’re looking to save a few bucks, try something new, or get your hands on those hard-to-find items, BST groups can be a great resource. But, if you’re new to the BST world, it can get a bit murky.

From the unspoken rules to the typical listing jargon, we’re here to help you navigate through the ins and outs of BST’ing. Below are some of the common terms you will see in a BST post.

BST = Buy, Sell, Trade

PPD = Postage Paid

FTO = For Trade Only

FSOT = For Sale or Trade

MMARO/MMRO = Make Me a Reasonable Offer

ISO = In Search of

DISO = Desperately in Search of

PP = PayPal Ready

OOAK = One of a Kind

HTF = Hard to Find

NIP = New in Package

NOOP = New out of Package

NWOT = New without Tags

UN/Unused = Unused

LN = Like New

EUC = Excellent Used Condition

VGUC = Very Good Used Condition

GUC = Good Used Condition

NR = Needs Repair

PIF = Pay it Forward

Cross-posted or X = This listing has been shared on other websites like eBay

No holds = First come, first serve

SAHM = Stay at Home Mom

WAHM = Work at Home Mom

DH/DS/DD = Dear Husband/Dear Son/ Dear Daughter. This can also mean Darling Husband/Darling Son/Darling Daughter

There are a ton of popular and reputable BST forums out there — just be sure to follow your instincts and appropriate guidelines. When something seems too good to be true, it most likely is. This post will you help avoid becoming a victim of BST scams and fraud. You can also learn more about diaper tag markings here.


About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.


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