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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"But the timing just wasn't right for us, so we said, `Steve, take a raincheck'.
One procedure used by retailers to pacify customers when an advertised item is out-of-stock is to issue a raincheck, guaranteeing the disappointed customer the advertised price when the item again is in stock.
Twice winner of the Champion Hurdle and rated one of the best hurdlers ever, the plain brown son of Raincheck and Pongo's Fancy was a great public favourite owing to his brilliance and race tactics that accentuated the drama of his habitual, irrepressible late surge to the line.
Taking a raincheck from his Cardiff Bay TV studio, Owen says: "We did this concert in west Wales and south Wales and they could have sold them three times over.
His girlfriend had a huge diamond ring, but I just thought, `You're sleeping with him because of that ring ( you really need a raincheck'."
And secondly, he should take a quick raincheck on how Gerard Houllier and Phil Thompson respond to public moaning.
The audience at the London Film Festival booed throughout his message and got louder when he joked about the British weather, saying he would need 'to take a raincheck'.
But she had to take a raincheck at the last minute - rescheduling their dinner date for the eve of his birthday.
These Dreams of You and Raincheck are Van at his concert best.
The organisers are also bravely sticking with the Stella Artois Raincheck system which offers a full money-back refund to ticket-holders if less than two hours of play is possible during the day.
IF you're worried about going camping in Britain because of the weather, try British Holidays'' raincheck guarantee" breaks.