bulk buying


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bulk buying

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bulk-buying

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1. (Commerce) the purchase at one time, and often at a reduced price, of a large quantity of a particular commodity
2. (Economics) the purchase of the whole or greater part of the output of a commodity of a country or state by a single buyer, usually another country or state; state trading
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Bulk buying struck a chord with Peter Garside of Slaithwaite, who says: "In the early 1970s, I had friends who had a garage at Thornton Lodge, E&J Auto Services.
Despite money saving being a main motivation for bulk buying, nearly one in five people admit that some of the items end up going unused and possibly binned, the study from website TopCashback.
Since then, many communities have used bulk buying of electricity to save money.
A similar bulk buying initiative is being launched in Manchester, with the company that offers the cheapest price winning the contract.
The co-operative movement is also no stranger to bulk buying.
The ministry said it was up to individual retailers to put controls in place to tackle the issue of bulk buying, whereby smaller groceries buy certain commodities en masse and then selling it at inflated prices.
He said bulk buying among schools was already commonplace in his native Australia and made economic sense.
But a spokesman for Tesco, last night rubbished the claims and said: "A bulk buying policy is in place in situations where we would restrict certain items to individuals to ensure all customers can avail of offers.
Since it's only months since she married Kid Rock in four separate ceremonies, it just lights the cockles of the heart that Pammie is such an obvious devotee of the three vital ingredients that lead to true, lifelong bliss: love, optimism and bulk buying.
Although they were shying away from providing mil discounts, because of SL Green's bulk buying from Con Ed Solutions, the utility subsidiary was willing to provide a competitive mil discount product to SL Green.
Tesco denied it had boobed - but said it may ban bulk buying.
Police recovered a bulk buying user's stash of cocaine and ecstasy when they raided his home.