unsalable

adjective
un·​sal·​able | \ˌən-ˈsā-lə-bəl \

Definition of unsalable 

: unfit or unable to be sold : not salable unsalable inventory … television was the last stop on the retail journey, a way to unload merchandise deemed unsalable by any other means.— David Whitford

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The retired attorney, who now lives in Portland, Ore., sustained a loss last year when an HVAC malfunction in a closet wine cellar in his previous home in New York City caused his collection to become unsalable. Robyn A. Friedman, WSJ, "How to Protect Your Wine Collection," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of unsalable

1565, in the meaning defined above

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