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distress merchandise

or distressed merchandise

noun Commerce.

goods sold below the prevailing price in order to raise cash quickly or to meet some other financial emergency.
damaged goods sold below fair-trade prices.


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Nearby words

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Also called distressed goods. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for distress merchandise

distress merchandise


US goods sold at reduced prices in order to pay overdue debts, etc
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