What does SPPU stand for?

Sold pending pickup

If you’ve encountered the term SPPU, it’s an acronym that’s often used in the world of online auctions. It stands for “sold pending pickup,” which means the item has been bought and is now just waiting to be collected by the person who bought it.

This term is usually used for items that have been sold locally. The seller uses SPPU to indicate that the item is no longer available for purchase, as it’s already been claimed. It’s now just a matter of the buyer coming to collect their purchase.

Using the SPPU acronym helps keep things clear and simple for both buyers and sellers. It’s a quick and easy way to communicate the status of an item, helping to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.

Example for using ‘SPPU’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that bike I posted for sale?

Yeah, I saw it! Is it still available?

No, sorry. It’s SPPU. Someone already bought it.

Oh, okay. Thanks for letting me know!