What does "NOS" stand for?

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  1. Billx

    Billx Guest

    I see this repeatedly in FS adds. What does NOS stand for?
     
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  2. Belij3

    Belij3 Guest

    New Old Stock
     
  3. Mudhead

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    On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 19:46:32 -0500, "BillX" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I see this repeatedly in FS adds. What does NOS stand for?
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    New Old Stock
     
  4. Ari

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  5. John Albergo

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    Mudhead wrote:

    >On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 19:46:32 -0500, "BillX" <[email protected]> wrote:
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    >>I see this repeatedly in FS adds. What does NOS stand for?
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    >New Old Stock
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    OK, so what the heck is FS?

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  6. Pete Biggs

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    John Albergo wrote:

    > OK, so what the heck is FS?

    For sale.

    FA = for auction.

    ~PB
     
  7. A Muzi

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    "BillX" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > I see this repeatedly in FS adds. What does NOS stand for?

    New Old Stock. That's original equipment, new ( often in original packing) from long ago, as opposed
    to "used" or "replica".

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    Andrew Muzi http://www.yellowjersey.org Open every day since 1 April 1971
     
  8. A Muzi

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  9. On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:22:48 -0500, A Muzi wrote:

    > "BillX" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >> I see this repeatedly in FS adds. What does NOS stand for?
    >
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    > New Old Stock. That's original equipment, new ( often in original packing) from long ago, as
    > opposed to "used" or "replica".
    >

    And still in original packaging is NIB ("new in the box").
     
  10. Matt O'Toole

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    "Steve Palincsar" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 00:22:48 -0500, A Muzi wrote:
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    > > "BillX" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >> I see this repeatedly in FS adds. What does NOS stand
    for?
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    > >
    > > New Old Stock. That's original equipment, new ( often in original
    packing) from long
    > > ago, as opposed to "used" or "replica".
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    > And still in original packaging is NIB ("new in the box").

    NOS -- it may be old, but it's definately Not On Sale!

    ;-)

    Matt O.
     
  11. Ray Heindl

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    "Matt O'Toole" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > NOS -- it may be old, but it's definately Not On Sale!

    Maybe it's a Network Operating System that's Not Otherwise Specified.

    For looking up acronyms, www.acronymfinder.com is a good place to start.

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    Ray Heindl (remove the X to reply)
     
  12. Gary Mishler

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    "Ray Heindl" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > "Matt O'Toole" <[email protected]> wrote:
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    > > NOS -- it may be old, but it's definately Not On Sale!
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    > Maybe it's a Network Operating System that's Not Otherwise Specified.
    >
    > For looking up acronyms, www.acronymfinder.com is a good place to start.

    It's very interesting to enter your initials and see what you are an acronym for!
     
  13. Jpinkowish

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    >What does NOS stand for?

    Although NOS means "new, old stock", it does not mean that the stock is in perfect condition.
    Sometimes, NOS stuff is out of the package/box and loose in a drawer or on the shelf, and thereby
    gets marked/dinged a bit.

    Often, sellers will indicate if the item is NIP or NIB("new in package" or "new in box"
    respectively). This usually means the item is in factory original condition.

    I always ask the seller to confirm that the item is undinged/scratched, etc. Most are happy
    to do this.

    HTH

    Jan Pinkowish Bristol, CT
     
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