Rain Check


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Rain Check

A receipt or verbal promise by a seller that if a product is out of stock potential buyers will be able to buy the same product at the current price when the seller receives the next shipment. This is important if the seller wishes to attract or retain the buyer's business; that is, the seller issues rain checks to discourage buyers from going to a competitor.
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I brought the problem to one of the employee's attention, as I always do and left the store with a rain check instead of what I wanted.
Much of it was not shipped on time, and several stores were forced to give out hundreds of rain checks.
He has not been feeling 100 per cent with his knee at the moment so we've had to take a rain check on him until he feels he's got no pain or restriction at all,'' said McLeish.
That's great news for our pets, Simon - but we'll take a rain check on any dinner invitations.
USED GEAR SALE: Can your loved one take a rain check Christmas morning?
Generally, Operation Rain Check is conducted at Tracons, instead of centers, and includes a facility tour, a presentation on the facility's airspace and airports, procedures, frequencies, special considerations and future plans, if any.
GARDNER - The show will go on, but with smoke filling one of the projection rooms, moviegoers were given the equivalent of a rain check after a fire yesterday afternoon forced the evacuation of the Gardner Cinemas.
WATFORD will feel the backlash from Liverpool's Friday night rain check, when the Championship side steps out at Anfield for the Carling Cup semi-final first leg.
If that doesn't work, I'll try offering a rain check.
Taking a rain check is traced to 1884, when it was a free ticket issued to baseball fans when a game was rained off.
You can, of course, take a rain check on having egg flipped up for you to catch in your mouth, and no one will think any the worse of you.
The games the company promised not to play included The Hidden Bone Game, The Hidden Manager Game, The Express Line Game, The Rain Check Game, and The Bad at the Bottom game Customers liked the advertising a lot.