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big-ticket item, a

An expensive purchase; a large outlay. Ticket refers either to the price tag or to the banking term meaning a preliminary record of a transaction before it is posted in a permanent book of account. The term originated in the United States about 1940 and is a borderline cliché.
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Our Recurring Deposit helps our customers take small steps towards achieving their financial goals and save money for their future and for when they would like to purchase any big-ticket item."
Tony Neate, of Get Safe Online, said holidays are often a "big-ticket item" and present "the perfect opportunity for cyber criminals to swindle unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned money".
"A check from Uncle Sam gives consumers the ability to pay down debt, add a cushion to their savings or splurge on a vacation or big-ticket item."
Lawmakers will soon take an ax to the state budget, but business leaders are hoping one big-ticket item will be spared.
One IBI member noted, "We've been killing ourselves to save pennies on medical expenditures and have completely missed the boat on the big-ticket item - productivity."
Cookware, which does have its own fluctuations, is not a big-ticket item like an automobile, and people generally purchase it as a need arises.
The big-ticket item in ordinance is the new front-end loader, along with pumps, tanks, and other apparatus, the price of which will not surpass $45,000.
"There's no reason that biodiversity can't be a big-ticket item," Cracraft told SCIENCE NEWS.
"If we want to purchase (a big-ticket item), we place it on a 24-hour wait period rather than make a spontaneous decision," adds Sam.
Also, get a good night's sleep before you make a decision about a big-ticket item, advises Hunt.
HOME DEPOT beat quarterly profit estimates yesterday as it sold more big-ticket items to high-spending builders and DIY-ers, while flagging the potential impact of US President Donald Trump's trade tussle with China on consumers.
Hughes adds that the sales of big-ticket items also "moderated" in Q2, but he sees an easier comp period in the back half of the year.
He added that confidence in buying big-ticket items, like a new TV or refrigerator, jumped six points, swinging from a negative of -2 to four points.
The BSP study also revealed that Filipinos have a stronger intention to buy real estate items in the next 12 months compared with other big-ticket items.
This situation should also discourage consumers from making purchases of big-ticket items such as cars and residential units as the size of monthly amortization increases.