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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

It is the buyer's responsibility to be sure that they are not being cheated or overcharged. In no place is the adage "buyer beware" truer than when buying something off an online classifieds ad. It's no one's fault but your own if you paid good money for a dud of a car. Let the buyer beware.
See also: beware, buyer

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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Don't surprise your top managers with unannounced buyer visits.
While the buyer has an interest in making the specifications as precise as possible, the seller wants some room for a margin of error to avoid rejection for minor deviations.
But by focusing on core competencies and areas with distinct competitive advantages, the company can make itself more attractive to both strategic and financial buyers.
A 1983 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study found that nearly 75 percent of buyers and sellers didn't understand that the broker who helped the buyer find a home wasn't representing the buyer.
Earlier this year, for example, the New York Tri-State Investment Team sold Avalon Corners, 195-units in downtown Stamford to an income buyer for over $60 million.
Due diligence often occurs after the buyer and seller have agreed upon price and payment terms.
The ruling's underlying purpose is to provide guidelines to determine whether an employer acquired ownership of a residence as the property is ultimately transferred from an employee to a third-party buyer during the course of the home purchase program.
However, what appears to be a curtailment of the traditional buyer protective provisions is, arguably, a qualitative shift in their approach to the deal process.
In a nutshell, today's luxury buyer has everything at his fingertips without stepping out of his home.
In my marketing, I advertise on TV, the Internet, through open houses, because we just need one buyer,'' said Nancy Bhatia, a real estate agent at Click and List.
And while technology vendors have created entirely new markets around freight and logistics automation, the financial flows between buyer and suppliers have remained virtually untouched.
In internal succession, buyers will sometimes consider the purchase only if the selling CPA has already successfully transitioned client relationships and responsibilities to other firm members, including the buyer.
Any tax liability that the beneficiary would pay on the distribution of the IRAs would not be passed to a willing buyer, because the buyer would not purchase the IRAs as an entity due to the transferability restrictions.