hard goods

plural noun

Examples of hard goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But perhaps the most profound was the idea of hard goods financing: making a large purchase like this on credit. Brett Berk, Car and Driver, 10 May 2023 The price of many hard goods, such as computers and sports equipment, also fell slightly, suggesting that at least some of the global supply-chain problems that have driven up prices over the past couple years are, at last, being fixed. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2022 Then a grim reality sets in: Nearly every item—from apparel to accessories to hard goods—comes encased in a polybag. Kristin Hostetter, Outside Online, 15 Oct. 2021 Out&Back, a one-stop shop to buy or sell new and used outdoor and adventure gear, recently announced a pilot program to buy back hard goods in-store at select Dick's Sporting Goods and Public Lands in Pittsburgh and Denver. Brin Snelling, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Exclusions apply to hard goods and new collection and sale items. The Editors, Outside Online, 19 Aug. 2020 This means manufacturers that were struggling to meet demand for hard goods are now seeing their warehouses fill up with them, resulting in lower prices. Nate Dicamillo, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2022 Sales of vintage film cameras have steadily increased since 2015, and the coronavirus pandemic sustained the boom in popularity, according to Dawn Block, eBay’s vice president of hard goods and collectibles. New York Times, 14 Jan. 2022 This all signifies a shift of Slinger from just a hard goods brand into a connected sports technology company. Tim Newcomb, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hard goods was in 1934

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“Hard goods.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20goods. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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hard goods

see good sense 2

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