re·sale | \ˈrē-ˌsāl, (ˌ)rē-ˈsāl\

Definition of resale 

1 : the act of selling again usually to a new party

2a : a secondhand sale

b : an additional sale to the same buyer

Examples of resale in a Sentence

They earned thousands of dollars on resales of the baseball tickets. He buys baseball collectibles and then holds them for resale. The resale price of the car is $8,000.
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Panels that are owned add some value to the resale. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Should you install solar on your home? 10 key considerations," 4 July 2018 Guidebook musts The Vault Luxury Resale doesn't seem like a resale store. Kate Silver,, "You're going where? St. Louis," 19 June 2018 At the moment, however, shoppers can still purchase bump stocks from Slide Fire and on firearms resale websites such as Gun Broker. Fortune, "The Bump Stock Inventor Is Shutting His Business Down," 18 Apr. 2018 One of us is always seeking cool, edgy designs in lingerie, which led to buying lingerie from the 1990s in weird places like vintage markets and resale platforms. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "This Russian Lingerie Label Is Creating Cozy, Comfortable, and Sexy Underwear for All," 12 July 2018 At the national level, in 2014, the Artists Rights Society was among those lobbying in favor of resale royalties. Amanda Svachula, New York Times, "California Tried to Give Artists a Cut. But the Judges Said No.," 11 July 2018 Remodeling a bathroom has been shown to provide an excellent return on investment for resale and personal enjoyment. Stacy Argo, Houston Chronicle, "Sleek, modern shower doors provide streamlined look," 8 July 2018 The median price of resale homes has increased 25 percent in the past year in Santa Clara County, 11.8 percent in Alameda and 10 percent in Contra Costa. Annie Sciacca,, "In the Bay Area, 'low income' is six figures," 27 June 2018 The San Diego median home price in April for a resale single-family home was $619,500, said CoreLogic. Phillip Molnar,, "San Diego home prices up 7.8% in a year," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of resale

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of resale

: the act of selling something that you have bought


re·sale | \ˈrē-ˌsāl, ˌrē-ˈsāl \

Legal Definition of resale 

: the act or an instance of selling again specifically : the selling of goods again by the same seller by right and after a breach by the original buyer a purchaser that buys in good faith at a resale takes the goods free of any rights of the original buyer Uniform Commercial Code

Other Words from resale

resalable \ˌrē-ˈsā-lə-bəl \ adjective

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