There are several terms that are used when referring to eBay that are not ones you commonly come across in your everyday life. Some of these are even ones that you will come across in eBay listing titles and descriptions. Some of the most common are listed below.
Bid: the max price on eBay that you are prepared to pay for an item.
Dutch: an eBay auction where more than one of an item or type of item is available.
Feedback: the positive or negative comments that can be left by and about other users on eBay.
Mint: in perfect condition.
Non-paying bidder: a bidder who wins an auction, but does not pay for the item afterwards.
PayPal: the most popular payment method on eBay, accepted and preferred by most sellers.
Rare: highly over-used and abused on eBay, now entirely meaningless. Used to mean hard to find.
Reserve: the minimum price the seller will accept for the item.
Shill bid: a fake bid placed by a seller trying to drive up their auction’s price.
Snail Mail: the post, which is obviously very slow compared to email.
Sniping: bidding done at the last second to win the item, done in the last seconds of the auction so that no one else can outbid you.
There are other words on eBay that you may encounter. If you are not sure of what something means do a quick “Google” search of that term with eBay, and chances are someone has posted the answer somewhere on the internet.