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a buyer's market

An economic situation in which supply is greater than demand, thereby resulting in lower prices, more choices, and greater leverage for the buyer. The opposite is called a seller's market. The recent advances in solar-panel technology have made it a buyer's market for those looking to integrate solar energy into their homes or businesses. I'd keep renting for now—if the real estate bubble bursts again, it will become a buyer's market for houses.
See also: market

Let the buyer beware.

Prov. Cliché When you buy something, you must take precautions against being cheated, because you cannot trust merchants to be honest about what they sell. Let the buyer beware when shopping for a used car. Several of the lamps among those Max offered for sale were broken. "If a customer isn't smart enough to try a lamp before he buys it, that's his problem," Max argued. "Let the buyer beware."
See also: beware, buyer, let

a ˌbuyer’s ˈmarket

a situation in which there is a lot of a particular item for sale, so that prices are low and people buying have a choice: We got a very good deal on our new car — it really is a buyer’s market at the moment. OPPOSITE: a seller’s market
See also: market
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While his most recent development, the 88 Greenwich Street Residences, is catering to a wide spectrum of buyers who are all equally focused on getting what they want.
She said she doesn't offer ``crazy things'' like Botox or a car in the garage, but instead puts cash on the table in the form of paying buyers back 20 percent of her commission, or helping arrange creative financing for buyers who have a hard time qualifying for a loan.
Present-day SCF functionality takes sum- and date-certain payables from buyers and publishes it to a central Web solution provider.
Prior performance is no guarantee of future performance, as brokers say, so buyers will often be concerned that there is no guarantee that clients will transition to them, remain with the firm or continue to be profitable for the firm.
Jones and Hylick faced the challenges that a multitude of home buyers face at the closing (also called the settlement), the meeting in which the sale of property is finalized.
In Amdahl, the relocating employees continued to retain the benefits and burdens of ownership of the residences, because they held legal title pending sales to third-party buyers and received any profits from the sales.
With the no-lapse product, in contrast, buyers could claim not only that they were sold the wrong type of policy for their needs, but that they were never clearly told how the policy really worked.
For the past year, suppliers have nominated the buyers that they most admired for The Grocer's monthly Six of the Best feature.
At the 2001 NAIAS, Honda unveiled its Model X concept, custom designed for young male buyers.
Sellers are able to list raw cotton for sale to a nationwide network of buyers and negotiate the transaction online," explains Brinkley.
A new Thunder Bay company is bringing northwestern Ontario buyers and suppliers together utilizing a state-of-the-art automated notification system.
Molders and parts buyers too often have trouble seeing beyond their existing relationships.
1) Acting as a finder--Acting as a finder in bringing together one or more buyers and sellers of any product or service for transactions that the parties themselves negotiate and consummate.
Because the ownership of nursing homes is consolidating, the buyers are nearly always more experienced at negotiation than are the sellers.