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Big-Ticket Item

An expensive retail good. A big ticket item may be regarded as a necessity for an individual or business. For example, a farm generally must purchase big ticket items like tractors. Big ticket items are ordinarily bought on credit, with the buyer making periodic payments.
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They will be big ticket items at the General Election, with the added concerns raised by the current financial crisis.
The company said: "It would appear that our sector continues to benefit from house price inflation through mortgage equity withdrawal with much of the spending being channelled into big ticket items.
Fifth, focus on the big ticket items.There is a temptation in enterprise risk management to aspire to measure and manage every conceivable risk.
In addition to the big ticket items, we have so many other moving parts--145 departments spanning education, pathology, marketing, food service, architecture and construction, to name a few--that it's like running a small city.
Buyers stayed away from expensive, big ticket items, according to the BRC and KPMG.
In the US, consumers continue to buy homes and other big ticket items, fueled by the tax refunds, raising the question of whether, over time, households will have the ability to service their debt if unemployment numbers don't begin to decrease.
The retailer also hopes to boost sales of big ticket items by creating special assortments of furniture, appliances and electronics in all of its stores.
Twenty-four percent sell big ticket items worth more than $1,000 such as travel, jewelry and watches, and 6 percent sell a combination of small and big items.
And with big ticket items like refrigerators, dishwashers and personal com- puters heavily bought on credit, retailers of consumer electronics/appliances will be both optimistic and cautious in an industry that should generate sales of $114.5 billion in 1997, Tactical Retail Monitor forecasts.
With the cost of living set to rocket in 2017, savvy shoppers aim to cash in on a stack of savings on big ticket items such as TVs and home appliances.
They will focus on "big ticket items" such as electricity and water, which cost in excess of PS200,000-a-year.
Argos scraped a profit of pounds 3.4m in the 26 weeks to August 27 - down from pounds 54.4m a year ago - as sales of big ticket items and electrical items stalled.