Accepted Shopper Abbreviations
For consistency & clarity in the South Coast Shopper we use a set of standard classified ad abbreviations.
They are listed here to help advertisers in writing their ads and readers in understanding the ads.
(There is a fee for NOT abbreviating classified ads because our rates are based on these abbreviations)
Miscellaneous Automotive RV's
  ATV's Cycles  Boats
Animals Cities Electronics
Employment Garage Sales Real Estate
Rentals Sporting Goods

Miscellaneous: 
These apply to all classifications
Original Abbreviation
$ each
$ or trade
and
approximately
best offer
brand new
board foot
#carat (gem stones)
CD or CD player
condition
excellent
electric
evenings
# of feet
good
great
heavy duty
home (after phone #)
hours
inches
#karat (gold)
large
liner foot
make offer
medium
message
microwave
new in box
or best offer
pints
plus
possible
pounds
quarts
small
size
square foot
standard
tongue & groove
weekends
wanted
work (after phone #)
you haul
you move
$/ea
$/trade
&
approx
b/o
new
bf
#c (gem stones)
cd
cond
exc
elec
eves
#'
gd
grt
h/d
home (after phone #)
hrs
#"
#k (gold)
lrg
lf
m/o
med
msg
micro
new
obo
pts
+
poss
#lbs
qts
sm
sz
sf
std
t&g
wknds
want
wk
uhaul
umove
In the body of an ad always use numerals.
Example: Newer 3bdr home.

At the beginning of an ad spell
out short numbers.
Example: Three bdr home.

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Autos, Trucks, 4x4's, Heavy Equip, Auto Misc.
Original Abbreviation
2 wheel drive
4 wheel drive or 4wd
air conditioner or a/c
all power options
all options
all power
all terrain (tires)
all wheel drive
automatic
cassette
carburetor
CB or CB radio
CD or CD player
Chev, Chevrolet
Club cab
Cruise control  
cubic inch
# cylinders
distribution (hitch)
# doors
double
engine
extended cab
extra cab  
fuel injected
hatchback
# horse power
# horse  
# of hours
hydraulic
International
interior
king cab
Limited Edition
liter
long bed
long wide box
mag wheels
mud terrain (tires)
##,000 miles
miles
motorcycle
motorhome
mount or mounted
options
original
over drive
# passengers
pickup (if needed)
# pounds
power
power brakes
power door locks
power steering  
power windows
power take off
quad cab
rebuilt
short bed
# speed
station wagon
T-Tops
take over payments
Thunderbird
tilt steering wheel
Ton, ton, 1 ton, ¾ ton, etc…
trailer
transmission/tranny
weight (hitch)
wheels
2wd
4x4
air
all pwr
all opts
all pwr
AT
awd
auto
cass
carb
cb
cd
Chevy
c-cab
cc
ci
#cyl
dist
#dr
dbl
eng
x-cab
x-cab
fuel inj
h/b
#hp
#hp
#hrs
hyd
Internat'l
int  
k-cab
Ltd Ed
ltr
lb
lwb
mags
MT
##k
mi
cycle
mh
mnt or mtd
opts
orig
o/d
#pass
pu
#lbs
pwr
pb
pdl
ps
pw
pto
quad
rblt
sb
#spd
sta wag or wagon
t-tops
t.o.p.
T-Bird
tilt
t, t, 1t, ¾t, etc

trlr
trans
wt
whls
NOTE: John Deere the company uses J.D. themselves, 
so "John Deere" and "J.D." are acceptable

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RV's, ATV's/CYCLES, BOATS
Original Abbreviation
awning
fifth wheel
fully self contained
generator
motorhome
self contained
wheels
4 wheeler
four wheeler
Harley Davidson
HD
aluminum
electric
Evinrude
galvanized
# horse power
# horse  
inboard  
inboard/outboard
long shaft
Mercury (boats only)
outboard  
outdrive
short shaft
awn
5th whl
fsc
gen
mh
sc
whls
4whlr, 3whlr
4whlr, 3whlr
Harley
Harley
alum
elec
Evin
galv
#hp
#hp
i/b
i/o
ls
Merc
o/b
o/d
ss

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Animals
Original Abbreviation
#  months old
# years old
puppies
spayed
neutered
female
male
up to date
#mos
#yrs
pups
spay
neut
fm
m
utd

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Appliances/Furniture
Original Abbreviation
box spring
California
capacity
entertainment
queen
refrigerator
wooden
box
Cal
cap
ent
qu
fridge
wood

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 Electronics
Original Abbreviation
Gigabyte
Gigahertz
Hewlett-Packard
high definition
high def
high def tv
Mega bytes
Megapixels
Nintendo
Play Station
Play Station 2
Play Station 3
TV
VCR
Windows 98
Xbox 360
gb
ghz
HP
hd
hd
hdtv
mb
mp
Nin
PS
PS2
PS3
tv
vcr
Win98
Xbox360

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 Employment
Original Abbreviation
experienced
hour
Full Time
Part Time
references
required
week
year
exp'd
hr
F/T
P/T
ref's
req'd
wk
yr

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Garage Sales
Original Abbreviation
Time example:
Days
Dates (if needed)
Highway
Roads
Multiple
8a-5p
Fri-Sun
3rd-4th
Hwy
Rd, Ave, Blvd, St, etc…
Multi

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 Real Estate, Mobiles, Rentals
Original Abbreviation
$00 per month
$00 deposit
# bathrooms
# bedrooms
double
double wide
for sale by owner
manufactured
mobilehome
no drugs
no pets
no smoking
owner may carry
owner will carry
single wide
take over payments
washer/dryer hook-ups
water/sewer/garbage paid
$00/mo
$00/dep
#ba
#bdr
dbl
dbl
FSBO
mfg
mobile
n/d
n/p
n/s
omc
owc
single
t.o.p.
w/d hk-ups
w/s/g pd

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 Sporting Goods
Original Abbreviation
Ammunition
Bicycle
Camouflage
magnum
mountain
Remmington
Winchester
Ammo
Bike
Camo
mag
mtn
Rem
Win

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 Cities
Original Abbreviation
Bandon
Brookings/Harbor
Charleston
Coos Bay
Coquille
Crescent City, CA
Drain/Elkton/Scottsburg
Florence
Gardiner
Gold Beach
Hauser
Langlois
Lakeside
Mapleton
Myrtle Point
North Bend
Port Orford
Powers
Roseburg
Reedsport
Remote
Winchester Bay
bd
b/h
charl
cb
cq
cc
hwy38
fl
gar
gb
hau
lg
lksd
ma
mp
nb
po
pw
rsbg
rdspt
rm
wb
NOTE On Cities: At the end of the phone number designating which general area the ad is from, the abbreviation will be lower case. 
In the body of an ad when the city is needed it will still be abbreviated, but it will be in caps. Some categories are now separated by location.

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Miscellaneous Automotive RV's
  ATV's Cycles  Boats
Animals Cities Electronics
Employment Garage Sales Real Estate
Rentals Sporting Goods

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