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EUC means “excellent used condition.” It’s one of the most frequently used acronyms on eBay, a massive online auction site.
When a seller on eBay lists an item for sale, they usually have a limited space to work in all the essential descriptions of the product, leaving you, the buyer, to figure out the meaning of these acronyms.
What does EUC mean?
To get a clearer picture of what EUC means, we need to understand eBay’s recommendation for listing items on its platform.
On eBay, there are many choices when you filter searches for the condition of an item. You can filter your search with words like “pre-owned,” “not specified,” “new with tags,” “new without tags,” and “new with defects.” If you choose pre-owned as one of your options, eBay will display used items in various conditions. Some sellers will have the acronym term “EUC” within the item information.
Excellent used condition or EUC means the said item may have been used once or twice before listing but still like a new item.
Good used condition (GUC) is another acronym often used on eBay and other selling platforms like Poshmark, Facebook, and Amazon. GUC means the said item has been used several times, with minimal wear, but otherwise, everything is in good condition. Very used condition (VUC) means an item has passed its time, excessively worn, or faded.
How do I verify the condition of an item?
Even if a seller says an item is in “EUC,” you should dig through the description and scrutinize the photos very closely. Keep in mind that sellers want to sell these items and, in many cases, will do everything necessary to present their items in the best possible conditions, including shooting the photos in perfect angles and uploading the best images possible. Some sellers also use filters to make an item look more appealing.
Apart from checking the photos very closely and reading through the description, check out the seller’s rating on eBay by clicking on the link by their username. The reviews from previous buyers will often let you know if a seller frequently misrepresents items as EUC when they’re not.
If you still have questions about the meaning of EUC or other routinely used acronyms, you can easily ask the seller through the seller information section at the top of the page. Click on “Contact Seller” and ask specific questions about the items you want to buy. Most sellers on eBay will usually reply and even send you more photos if requested.