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bulk buying

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Definition of bulk buying in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The purchase of goods in large amounts, typically at a discount: private transport is essential for bulk buying at supermarkets
More example sentences
  • Reduce health costs through innovative ideas like bulk buying of pharmaceutical drugs, strengthen the Canada Health Act to prevent public funds from going to private, for-profit hospitals and services.
  • Subsidies and bulk buying are old-school ideas.
  • The bulk buying of players of the same nationality is not new, as foreign players often hunt in groups.

Derivatives

bulk-buy

1
verb
Example sentences
  • Only its prices will stop me from shopping there on a regular basis; a consideration that unfortunately didn't factor when we decided to bulk-buy bacon and eggs that would have been a quarter of the price at Costco.
  • All she had to do was bulk-buy some Olde English 800 malt liquor, Colt 45 beer, and soda, and advertise the party.
  • If Qantas wants to bulk-buy and distribute them free to its patrons, why should they not count as paid circulation?

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