re·​sale ˈrē-ˌsāl How to pronounce resale (audio)
: the act of selling again usually to a new party
: a secondhand sale
: an additional sale to the same buyer

Example Sentences

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.
Recent Examples on the Web So now prices for Yeezy sneakers are climbing due to tighter supply, according to StockX, a leading sneaker resale platform. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 27 Feb. 2023 This month, John Koryl, who ran the digital division for Canadian Tire, took the reins at the RealReal, a digital luxury resale platform whose stock price has declined more than 70 percent in the last year. Jordyn Holman, New York Times, 16 Feb. 2023 As of press time, seats are going for $3,342 and up on resale platforms such as SeatGeek, StubHub, VividSeats and Ticketmaster. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Feb. 2023 Ticketing fees aren’t a uniquely Ticketmaster issue, and the fees for some tickets listed on resale platforms like StubHub and VividSeats have come close to 30 percent. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 9 Feb. 2023 Department stores and major boutiques stopped carrying the brand, as did resale platforms. Quartz, 12 Jan. 2023 The mammoth resale platform has brick-and-mortar stores throughout Brooklyn. Vogue, 9 Jan. 2023 One striking experiment was run by the ticket resale platform StubHub. Michael Luca, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Also consider shopping at thrift or consignment stores and hunting resale platforms like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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Cite this Entry

“Resale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


re·​sale ˈrē-ˌsāl How to pronounce resale (audio)
: the act or an instance of selling again

Legal Definition


: 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
resalable adjective

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