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on consignment

Having been given to an agent or shop to sell, with proceeds only going to the consignor after a successful sale. She sells her homemade clothing on consignment in a number of different boutique shops around the city.
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on consignment

[of goods] having been placed in a store for sale, with payments made for the goods by the operator of the store only if they are sold. The artist placed his work in a gallery on consignment. I will attempt to sell your clothing on consignment.
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on consignment

Turning over goods for an agent to sell, with the provision that payment is made only on completed sales and that unsold goods may be returned to the consignor. For example, This secondhand shop accepts items of clothing on consignment. [c. 1700]
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on consignment

With the provision that payment is expected only on completed sales and that unsold items may be returned to the one consigning: The retailer accepted the shipment on consignment.
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"Our customers tend toward the eclectic, furnishings that are difficult, if not impossible, to find at traditional retailers," says Chip Buchmiller, owner of Chip's Consignment Center.
Acetic anhydride was importable only by authorised industrial consumers and the impugned consignment has been imported in violation of the import police order-2016.
Other problems are the "lack of cross-referencing with furniture" and tracking consignments creates a "bookkeeping nightmare."
UCC Article 9 governs many consignment transactions, UCC Section 9-102(a)(20) defines a consignment as a transaction in which a person delivers goods to a merchant for purposes of sale, and (a) the merchant deals in goods of that kind under a name other than the name of the person making delivery, is not an auctioneer and is not generally known by its creditors to be substantially engaged in selling the goods of others; (b) the goods must have a value of at least $1,000 at the time of delivery; (c) the goods are not consumer goods immediately before delivery; and (d) the transaction does not create a security interest.
WeeUsables Consignment Event is a family oriented secondhand sale held seasonally in Lancaster and York, PA.
Detectives will escort the consignment back to the company's premises.
He said that the per-acre yield of crops in the province had been phenomenally decreasing as the agricultural tracts were getting polluted due to unchecked transportation of such consignments from one part of the country to another.
According to a spokesman of Pakistan Navy, the liquor consignment captured was being smuggled to Pakistan by sea is worth around Rs 20 million.
The consignment which was cleared at the Apapa port in Lagos from Thales Group of France included: MES1 1400A power supply modules, control units and other critical units that would be used by NAMA engineers to effect repairs on any of the nine TRACON installations across the country as may be required to ensure optimal functioning of the system.
The last consignment came by freight into Manchester Airport as part of a consolidated load.
Summary: Consignment of 1m Carisoprodol pills and 3m Tramadol pills was destined for Iran
The contents in the consignment raised many suspicion and accordingly the DRI consulted leading research institutions in the country to ascertain the products.
In this regard, Department of Plant Protection worked together with REAP to uproot the Khapra Beetle problem in rice consignment.
"The oranges were imported some time ago by a trader who sold a part of the consignment in Bahrain," said the directorate's plant protection and quarantine section acting chief Ali Balah.
New regulations also included the need to obtain a financial guarantee covering the value of the consignment, in addition to the amount of customs duties, the amount of selective tax imposed on tobacco and its derivatives and furthermore the value added tax (VAT).