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close a/the sale

To reach an agreement with a buyer; to finalize a sale by persuading the interested party to complete the purchase. We need to move in a month, so how quickly can you close a sale? Obviously, we're looking for salespeople who can consistently close the sale.
See also: close, sale

for sale

Available to be purchased by someone or something. Is that beautiful house on the corner really for sale? Boy, I'd love to live there.
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on sale

1. Available, as for purchase or acquisition. We have a wide range of craft beers on sale, including some from our own in-house microbrewery. There's a car on sale down the road for only $2,000.
2. Offered at a discounted price for a certain, limited period of time. Primarily heard in US, Ireland. This weekend only, we've got a huge range of appliance and electronics on sale. I saw in the paper that the grocery store has slow cookers on sale—maybe we should go pick one up.
See also: on, sale

sales pitch

The argument or information one presents in order to persuade someone to buy something one is selling. I hate coming into these electronics stores. Every person I ask for help has some sales pitch lined up for me. Save me the sales pitch—I'm not interested in buying this car.
See also: pitch, sale

close a sale

 and close the sale
to complete the sale of something; to seal a bargain in the sale of something. The salesman closed the sale and the customer drove off in a brand new car.
See also: close, sale

for sale

available for purchase; buyable. Is this item for sale? How long has this house been for sale? My car is for sale. Are you interested?
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no sale

no. I wanted to go to Florida for the holidays, but my father said, "No sale." No sale. You can't do it.
See also: no, sale

on sale

available for sale at a reduced price. (Always implies lower than usual sale price.) These pots are on sale for $20. I bought these pants on sale for half price.
See also: on, sale

*up for sale

Fig. available for purchase. (*Typically: be ~; come ~; put something ~.) When this lot comes up for sale, let me know. Is this property up for sale?
See also: sale, up

close the sale

Also, close the deal; close on a sale or deal . Complete a transaction, as in Jack was delighted to close the sale. This term applies to such transactions as the sale of a house, also put as closing on a house, as well as negotiations leading up to a sale. The latter was also put as to close a bargain, a phrase used by Charles Dickens and other 19th-century writers: "He closed the bargain directly it reached his ears," Nicholas Nickleby, 1838.
See also: close, sale

on sale

At a reduced price, as in These rugs have been on sale for a month. The use of sale for disposing of goods at lowered prices dates from about 1860.
See also: on, sale

sales pitch

A line of talk that attempts to persuade someone of something, as in Let's hear your latest sales pitch for energy conservation. This term uses the noun pitch in the sense of "a talk," or more literally, a throwing of words at one. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: pitch, sale

white sale

A special offering of towels, bed linens and similar goods, not necessarily white-colored. For example, The big stores always have white sales in January. [c. 1900]
See also: sale, white

for ˈsale

available to be bought, especially from the owner: I’m sorry, it’s not for sale.They’ve put their house up for sale.
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on ˈsale


1 available to be bought, especially in a shop/store: Tickets are on sale from the booking office.The new model goes on sale next month.
2 (especially American English) being offered at a reduced price: All video equipment is on sale today and tomorrow.
See also: on, sale

for sale by owner

and FIZZBO
for sale by owner. One computer. FIZZBO. $100.
See also: by, sale

no sale

interj. no. I wanted to go to Florida for the holidays, but my father said, “No sale.”
See also: no, sale

yard-sale

n. the site of a crash involving one or more bikes, skateboards, snowboards, etc., where the debris is spread far and wide. (Looking like a disorganized yard-, garage-, or tag-sale. Man, did you see that yard-sale at the last turn?

for sale

Available to customers: a store where pets are for sale.
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on sale

1. Available to customers: That vegetable should be on sale at your local grocery.
2. Available to customers at a special discount: Bathing suits are on sale.
See also: on, sale
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In an attempt to overcome the perceived obstacle of destination-based sourcing for intrastate sales, Utah (on behalf of Texas) submitted a proposal to the SST Governing Board to amend the SSUTA to give member states the option of sourcing local sales taxes under their own state laws.
The draft proposal, released in early February 2006, sought to allow states with local option sales and use taxes to adopt their own sourcing rules for intrastate sales, subject to certain limits.
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The fourth quarter sales in Westchester County (actual closings with title passed in the period October 1 to December 31, 1996) numbered 1,848.
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Examples provided in the MTC regulations include gross receipts from the sale of office furniture and business automobiles.
The true object test, however, suffesr serious deficiencies when the purchase is a mixed sale and service transaction.
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1997 should continue to witness a seller's sales market and a decrease in product.
The regulation specifically dealing with gain from the sale of property clearly adopts the functional test:
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Since no political jurisdiction in the world has ever successfully replaced an income tax with a sales tax, why should we believe the United States is different?
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