re·​sale | \ ˈrē-ˌsāl How to pronounce resale (audio) , (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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Recent Examples on the Web Adding a deck or patio can improve your home’s resale value with a recoupment on investment of up to 65 percent, says Fisher. Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2021 The relatively low cost of purchase versus the high resale value makes exclusive shoe drops a lucrative get for people dipping their toes into the industry. Saira Mueller, Wired, 16 Nov. 2021 But for resale value, creating more bedrooms is usually a better strategy. Mor Zucker, Forbes, 19 Oct. 2021 And if people can't get their goods repaired, the resale value of those items falls to almost zilch. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 7 Oct. 2021 Painting your kitchen cabinets is a relatively painless upgrade that can add resale value., 19 Sep. 2021 Demand for Hermès bags, often considered investment pieces because of their high resale value, remained brisk during the pandemic, with one selling for as much as $450,000 in auction last year. Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2021 Under prior ownership, most of the cabins and outbuildings were bulldozed to make the property more profitable for cane sugar production and, later, for resale value of the land. Nafeesah Allen, House Beautiful, 13 Aug. 2021 These interior and exterior upgrades add value to your everyday life—and many are great for resale value, too. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of resale

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Nov 2021

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“Resale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce resale (audio) \

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 How to pronounce resale (audio) \ adjective

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