make a sale


: to sell something
Salespeople are paid a commission whenever they make a sale.

Examples of make a sale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That might be true if your home has major problems such as mold or a broken refrigerator, but plenty of imperfections don’t need to be fixed to make a sale. Kristine Gill, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Nov. 2023 His allies and advisers describe the changes as Romney using his business instincts to find a way to make a sale with any audience, while not straying from his true values. Globe Staff,, 15 Sep. 2023 As with all mattresses, the list price is inflated to make a sale seem more appealing. Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 13 July 2023 While this is a basic overview of the steps needed to make a sale, there's a lot more nuance and skill involved to be a successful salesperson. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 In the New York area last month, Olivia Hilton, 27, was able to make a sale after lowering her price to $1,200 from $1,500 in a Facebook post. Lora Kelley, New York Times, 2 Sep. 2022 Riddled with debts circling $1.5bn, Barca's president Joan Laporta and his board need to make a sale to alleviate their financial woes and also focus on their own targets in the transfer market such as Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Zhangshu, a city of roughly 500,000 people in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, is offering the equivalent of about $150 to property brokers who can make a sale. Rebecca Feng, WSJ, 28 July 2022 Yet, club sources told The Striker Texas that the club’s ownership long have valued Pepi at $20 million, and with Augsburg’s offer arriving, combined with the player’s desire to move abroad this winter, the time was right to make a sale. Dallas News, 3 Jan. 2022 See More

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“Make a sale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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