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Sale

An agreement between a buyer and a seller on the price to be paid for a security, followed by delivery.
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Sale

The act of relinquishing ownership of some asset in exchange for some monetary compensation. Sales may take any of several forms. In a cash sale, the seller receives cash or a cash equivalent immediately in exchange for the asset. In a credit sale, the seller surrenders ownership immediately in exchange for future payment, often with interest. An example of a sale is a simple transaction involving widgets. If the seller is willing to accept $2 per widget, and the buyer wishes to purchase 100 widgets, then the seller gives the buyer 100 widgets in exchange for $200. See also: Buy.
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sale

  1. the purchase of a good or service by a buyer from a seller at a stated PRICE or, in some instances, through a BARTER or COUNTERTRADE arrangement.
  2. price reductions applied to individual items or across the board for a limited period of time by a seller, to increase sales of existing products (a sales period), to clear old stocks prior to selling new lines (an end of season sale), or to sell off the stock of a bankrupt business (a closing down sale).
  3. a specially convened gathering of sellers and buyers organized as a one-off event such as a jumble sale or on a regular basis such as a monthly AUCTION of second-hand cars.
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To reckon the importance of Mademoiselle Cormon's salon at its true value, it will suffice to say that the born statistician of the society, du Bousquier, had estimated that the persons who frequented it controlled one hundred and thirty-one votes in the electoral college, and mustered among themselves eighteen hundred thousand francs a year from landed estate in the neighborhood.
The town of Alencon, however, was not entirely represented by this salon. The higher aristocracy had a salon of their own; moreover, that of the receiver-general was like an administration inn kept by the government, where society danced, plotted, fluttered, loved, and supped.
A leading salon is a difficult thing to create, whether in Paris or the provinces, and here was one already created.
The conversations in her salon every evening kept her informed of the arrival of all strangers in Alencon, and of the facts of their fortunes, rank, and habits.
We've all heard horror stories of clients entering salons in good condition--with maybe a chipped acrylic nail or feet in need of some serious scrubbing--and leaving with the unpleasant surprise of a fungus infection or leg lesion.
French Salons: High Society and Political Sociability From the Old Regime to the Revolution of 1848.
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operates and franchises over 9,300 salons, including brands such as Vidal Sassoon, Regis Salons and others.
More than 28 million Americans patronize tanning salons each year, with young women constituting the fastest-growing group of users.
To reduce the likelihood of outbreaks, Cronquist recommends that wrap salons use bandages only once or launder them in hot water and soap.
Regis typically acquires one out of every three salons that approaches it, says Finkelstein, who joined Regis as executive vice president in 1987.