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    What country knows what is ONO

    I understand that ONO means or nearest offer

    What countries know this short form ONO? US UK AU CA all knows what is ONO?

    If I want to say $500 or nearest offer, is it right to write in this way:
    Asking price: $500 ONO

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    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    We use it in the UK.

    If I want to say $500 or nearest offer, is it right to write in this way:
    Asking price: $500 ONO
    That's OK.

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    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    It is used as the Japanese surname

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    #4

    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    In America, we use OBO - or best offer. I had never seen ONO before now.


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    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    We use it in the UK.



    That's OK.
    Just know about the other short form OBO - or best offer

    Does UK people know what is OBO?

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    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Just know about the other short form OBO - or best offer

    Does UK people know what is OBO?
    No.

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    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeToyInside View Post
    In America, we use OBO - or best offer. I had never seen ONO before now.
    The little differences like these just keep emerging- I had never seen OBO.

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    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    There's a little town in central PA called "Ono." There is a convenience store there called the "O'Yes."

    Otherwise, OBO is what is used here.

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    #9

    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    For me, in BrE, ONO means "Or Near Offer", not necessarily "Nearest". Of course, if a seller receives several offers below the asking price, it makes sense that they would actually accept the one nearest the asking price but, nonetheless, I have always understood it as "near".

    That makes sense to me because if, for example, you were asking 1000 for something and someone offered you only 20 for it, but they were the only person to make an offer, theirs would actually be the nearest. However, "near offer" makes it clear that you expect offers to be close to the asking price and doesn't promise the item to the person who happens to offer the amount closest to the asking price.

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    Re: What country knows what is ONO

    Anyone from Australia or Canada here? Do you all use or near offer / or best offer?

    I think I would just write out the words or near offer / or best offer.

    I am sending out the email and I do not know if the person is from UK or US or other countries. Which one should I use? or which one is more popular?

    Do UK people understand "or best offer"

    Do US people understand "or near offer"

    Thanks

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