Categories with strong cross-channel competition are typically high-ticket items
where consumers seek deals, such as beauty and personal care.
Results are based on data from the 2003 Consumer Expenditure Survey; a complete accounting of household expenditures, including high-ticket items
such as homes and cars and small purchases like laundry detergent and videos.
Many of us understand this concept when it comes to our cars, our homes, or other high-ticket items
, but we simply forget this when it comes to our bodies.
Other high-ticket items
are Martin acoustic guitars made before World War II and so-called "pre-CBS" Fender electric guitars, made before CBS bought the company in 1965.
Increased consumer confidence and improved credit terms on high-ticket items
contributed to a more than 16 percent increase in auto sales during 2003.
New cars have never been more accessible, tempting buyers away from high-ticket items
such as holidays and home improvements.
The purchase of high-ticket items
is still seriously limited by the fact that consumer and business loans are scarce.
What the stores in these locations lack in high-ticket items
, they make up by selling a larger volume of more modestly priced merchandise that justifies their top ten rents.
It doesn't define out very high-ticket items
for patients with HIV or undergoing chemotherapy, or for blood products, nutritional treatments, and antibiotics," says Madigan.
While decline in poundage is of concern, upscale, high-ticket items
make up for volume loss as dollar value of market keeps climbing.
Besides these larger, high-ticket items
, the gallery also sells smaller objects, such as a $25 box or a $50 turned bowl.
McCormick cites several reasons for these changes: * More emergency and specialty care - high-ticket items
- as managed care steers the less ill to outpatient settings.