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

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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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Cheniere is investing $15 billion to build three freestanding gas processors, massive distilleries that can clean and convert natural gas from Texas oilfields into liquids that can be shipped across the world for resale. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "America's New Energy Coast," 19 Mar. 2019 When extending discounts, Apple has typically chosen to do so on phones made for specific markets because the cost is less than having to reconfigure the device for resale in another market, this person said. Takashi Mochizuki, WSJ, "Not So Big in Japan: Apple Cuts Price of iPhone XR to Boost Sales," 22 Nov. 2018 There are some items in our closets like old t-shirts, socks etc. that might be suited for resale. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "What You Should Do With All Your Clothes That Don't “Spark Joy"," 11 Jan. 2019 The efforts of Waller, Sauceda, and Huntington-Whiteley prove that a little ingenuity and patience goes a long way—something to keep in mind as the resale market for Philo continues to boom. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Just Found the Secret to Tracking Down Old Celine," 18 Jan. 2019 In fashion, lingering financial fear, anti-consumerist impulses, and environmental concerns have contributed to the rise of a booming resale market. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 Prices usually fall quickly once the new models hit the streets, so make your plans as soon as possible before the resale market gets over-saturated with product. David Nath, Fox News, "Fox on Tech: What should you do with your old iPhone?," 13 Sep. 2018 At this point, though, their brief residency at the arena is just a matter of meeting demand: All four shows are sold out, though there are tickets available on the resale market. New York Times, "13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 The first was given away at games in 2011 and 2015 and are now incredible valuable on the bobblehead resale market. Demetrio Teniente, Houston Chronicle, "People are going crazy for this Sister Jean bobblehead," 30 Mar. 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 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 resalable (audio) \ adjective

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