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Cometstorm
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What does FOB stand for?
      #5030050 - Mon Feb 16 2009 03:57 PM

This is likely a stupid question, but was does FOB stand for in regards a remote control car door opening devise?

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FurryStump
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: Cometstorm]
      #5030053 - Mon Feb 16 2009 03:58 PM

I don't think they are initials, It comes from key fob

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340dart4spd
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: FurryStump]
      #5030062 - Mon Feb 16 2009 04:00 PM

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I don't think they are initials, It comes from key fob






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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: Cometstorm]
      #5030087 - Mon Feb 16 2009 04:14 PM

Free On Board or Freight On Board. You see this on an item for sale usually with a city name or place. Basically means the price listed by the seller includes freight cost to the place named. e.g FOB Detroit means any delivery costs for an item outside of Detroit are the responsibility of the buyer as well as any other related costs incuding damages.

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318 Stroker
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: Cometstorm]
      #5030268 - Mon Feb 16 2009 05:13 PM

A "fob" is a short strap, ribbon or chain which has attached to it something like a pocket watch.

In the case of a remote fob, it means an ornament attached to a fob chain, in this case the remote unit.


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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: 318 Stroker]
      #5030340 - Mon Feb 16 2009 05:40 PM

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A "fob" is a short strap, ribbon or chain which has attached to it something like a pocket watch.

In the case of a remote fob, it means an ornament attached to a fob chain, in this case the remote unit.




Close. Chrysler is famous for its acronyms. One of my favorites is the CHMSL. The center high mounted stop lamp. And the FOB. The finger operated button.


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dogdays
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: cantspel]
      #5031144 - Mon Feb 16 2009 09:29 PM

The CHMSL is not Mopar-only, as far as I know it is a US Gov't acronym Probably from the safety wonks.

A fob is the thing on your key chain that opens the door by remote control.

10 years ago FOB stood for "friend of Bill"
It can also mean Free on Board but as you are talking about the key fob and not buying freight it is the key fob that derives from the watch fob as mentioned above.

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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: dogdays]
      #5031971 - Tue Feb 17 2009 10:07 AM

Down with acronyms! I say spell it out!

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Demon340GSS
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: FurryStump]
      #5041336 - Sat Feb 21 2009 07:17 AM Attachment (88 downloads)

It stands for "freight on boxcar"
Cars whereTHEN and still are TODAY usually shipped by railway to a depot at a desination close to the various states to a depot and unloaded, then shipped from that depot to the selling dealership by truck.
YES, It is still done that way today.
There is a destination fee that goes along with it also on every invoice that will match this FOB.
The only way a car or truck did not have this is if it was picked up by the salesperson or buyer at the assembly plant.
Some special sales cars and trucks did not get that.
Some where shipped by sea also which has a different destination designation.
Hope this helps you all.
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(yes you can still go tour and pick up your new car in person if you wish today btw!)


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RapidRobert
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: Cometstorm]
      #5041432 - Sat Feb 21 2009 08:27 AM

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This is likely a stupid question, but was does FOB stand for


Not at all in fact this has been one of the most entertaining threads here lately!. It cant be free on board because ain't nothing free!. I am going to go with "fresh off the boat"

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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: Cometstorm]
      #5041488 - Sat Feb 21 2009 08:54 AM

If you can't pay for it
Fetch On Back



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Pacnorthcuda
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: RapidRobert]
      #5041498 - Sat Feb 21 2009 08:58 AM

Free on Board. It refers to the transfer of ownership and the liability for damage during shipment. (buyer or seller) Basically boils down to who pays for freight--if the buyer (which is usually the case) then the buyer has to deal with the transport co for damages.
Not sure but I think the term comes from ships ('on board')


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SALEM1912
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
      #5041822 - Sat Feb 21 2009 10:59 AM


10 years ago FOB stood for "friend of Bill" wasn't that Monica


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RapidRobert
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Re: What does FOB stand for? [Re: SALEM1912]
      #5041959 - Sat Feb 21 2009 11:47 AM

somebody missed their cold shower this morning

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