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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Buying near Trader Joe’s boosts returns on homes Homebuyers who want to get the most from their real estate investment should buy near specific grocery stores, according to a new study on home resale values. Houston Chronicle, "Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods boost home values: report," 13 Sep. 2019 Analysts say the company's mistakes have included relying on sales to fleet customers for too long, which has compromised resale values. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa resigns as chaos continues at Nissan after Carlos Ghosn scandal," 9 Sep. 2019 However, in terms of resale, both sides provide the option to make season tickets available for other to use, if a supporter is unable to attend the match themselves., "Inter vs Udinese Preview: Where to Watch, Buy Tickets, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 11 Sep. 2019 Fleet sales hit resale values because individual Nissan owners selling their cars are competing with a flood of Nissans coming off the rental lot. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Nissan CEO Faces Deadline to Fix U.S. Problems," 27 June 2019 The Ohio tax commissioner's attorney Daniel Fausey said any item purchase is presumed to be taxable and, if the item is not purchased for the purpose of resale, then either sales tax or use tax would be due to the state. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Cincinnati Reds argue in front of Ohio Supreme Court: No taxes on Reds bobbleheads," 13 June 2018 Verified resale tickets, priced $100 to $1,688, are available at David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Cardi B in Indianapolis: What you need to know," 29 July 2019 Up until recently, though, electric cars have not held their resale value as well as gasoline-powered cars. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "The electric car revolution is coming. This is what has to happen first," 18 July 2019 Mobile homes often don’t grow in value like a traditional house, so the resale value is often at or below what owners paid for them., "One of Oregon’s biggest stocks of affordable housing -- the mobile home -- is in peril, despite state interventions," 13 July 2019

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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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