mail-order house

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mail′-or`der house`

a retail firm doing its business by mail.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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If I break a decapping pin, I know I can get one in three or four days with just a phone call to a mail-order house, but I can have it now--which is when I usually want it--with a trip to Hyatt.
A person who obtains an MBA in 48 hours through a mail-order house is someone who did not get it from a Legitimate distance education provider," Contreras points out.
These components, such as high bay container buffers, have been successfully operational for several years, under comparable temperature and working conditions with leading European organizations like Lufthansa catering services and Quelle AG, Europe's largest mail-order house.
It began as a mail-order house in 1872, when the United States was a rural country, with very high costs of delivering goods to a widely scattered population.
With Versand's assistance, Spiegel's Eddie Bauer unit has become a strong international retailer and mail-order house with operations in Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
She was glad to find work at a major mail-order house, checking credit applications three evenings a week.
These customers are giving their money to a mail-order house or directly to a manufacturer instead of to you, because you don't have the product in stock.
Apparently, RCA undertook the gold releases as a special, limited-run project for a client who subsequently declined to accept it: The discs were then bought in their entirety by Acoustic Sounds, the Kansas-based mail-order house for audiophile recordings, who are now their sole source of purchase.
Supreme Court cases, Quill Corporation, an out-of-state mail-order house with neither outlets nor sales representatives in North Dakota, did not believe North Dakota had the right to impose a use tax collection responsibility.
Dana Rogers, finance director of Paladin Press, a Colorado mail-order house, told the jury McVeigh had ordered several books about weapons and explosives, including ``Homemade C-4'' by Ragnar Benson, bought in May 1993.
Under his leadership, Mike's Cigars transitioned from a regional cigar warehouse and an exclusive cigar wholesale supplier into a major cigar mail-order house and Internet call center, eventually emerging as one of the top five national cigar retailers in the United States.
We are delighted to be supporting Golden Gate's acquisition of Haband, a long established mail-order house that will be an excellent addition to Golden Gate's existing portfolio of catalog companies," said Darin Winn, American Capital Regional Managing Director.