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Stores beckoned shoppers inside with promises of steep markdowns.
Another good reason to wait to use the gift card is for the final markdown sales in January, which can give shoppers a little more mileage.
Sperry: All-weather shoes with previous markdowns from Sperry are an extra 10% off from December 25 to December 31.
Mall-goers can anticipate the highest markdowns on clothing items — the No. 1 category during the holidays — with better deals at merchants desperate for a strong holiday season.
Finally, retailers must stop the constant markdowns.
And this week, just days after a much-ballyhooed markdown at Whole Foods, wholesale avocado prices hit a record high.
Don't fall for that 20% off business; hold out for the really good, 50, 60, 70% off markdown that's usually just around the corner.
Stores stuff the pages of their Black Friday ads with markdowns on tablets, laptops, gaming systems, smart watches, smartphones and more.
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marked down all seasonal goods immediately after the holidays
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mark down Synonyms
Synonymsattenuate, break, cheapen, depress, devaluate, devalue, downgrade, lower, depreciate, reduce, sink, write down, write off
Antonymsappreciate, enhance, mark up, upgrade
Related Wordsdebase, demonetize; underestimate, underprice, underrate, undervalue; abridge, compress, contract, de-escalate, deflate, downsize, dwindle, lessen, moderate, shrink
Near Antonymsbloat, blow up, inflate; overestimate, overprice, overrate, overvalue; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, compound, dilate, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, heighten, increase, maximize, multiply, raise, swell, up
Financial Definition of MARKDOWN
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If a broker wishes to increase his sales volume in a security or set of securities, he may choose to sell them at markdown prices. In other words, if a broker sells a security to a client at a lower price than the highest bid (selling) price in the securities market among brokers, the price is a markdown price.
To illustrate, suppose a broker sells shares of XYZ stock to his clients at $20 per share. He originally purchased the shares in the broker market at $40 per share. Therefore, the markdown on the shares he sells is -$20 ($20-$40).
Markdown should not be confused with markup, which is the positive spread between the lowest bid price in the brokers market and the higher price a broker charges to clients.
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