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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The current median resale home price in Okanogan County, where Winthrop is located, is $201,700. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Beyond Seattle, legislative candidates try to woo voters with plans to ease housing costs," 2 Sep. 2018 Subsidiaries include an intake center, two animal shelters, a low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinic, wildlife rehabilitation center, humane education center, and resale shop. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Critter Camp gives Northwest Indiana kids a hands-on approach to nature," 7 July 2018 That's not something the owner of Greater Milwaukee Coin & Jewelry Exchange, a resale shop where Bronsted pawned some of the items, has heard before. Taylor Palmby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A rare felony charge could help curb Wisconsin's opioid epidemic and property theft," 2 July 2018 That is a comforting proposition for investors given the uncertainty of future auto resale values. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, "Tesla Sells $837 Million of Auto-Lease Bonds," 14 Dec. 2018 And there will be a special resale from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT on Thursday, September 20. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "How to Buy Tickets to See ‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Shin Lim in Las Vegas," 20 Sep. 2018 Ivanka Trump, the brand, has taken one hit after the next as many shoppers and retailers have distanced themselves from its products, with pieces increasingly popping up on the resale market post-election. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "The Story of Ivanka Trump's Fashion Brand Illustrates the Power of a Shopping Boycott," 25 July 2018 Personal preference, lack of a garage, concerns about resale value, and use patterns that don't allow for long recharging periods all play a part in the sluggishness of the transportation sector to decarbonize. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "California amends rules to push vehicles toward hydrogen, electricity, biofuel," 30 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of resale

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of resale was in 1598

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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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