able to purchase

able to purchase

Financially capable of gaining access to the necessary funds to complete a purchase. Real estate brokers with a written listing agreement are usually entitled to a commission if they produce a buyer who is “ready, willing, and able”to acquire the subject property at the asking price,even if the seller then refuses to go through with the sale.

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The rich also wear only such clothes as the poorest man is able to purchase.
At half-past twelve the train stopped at Burhampoor where Passepartout was able to purchase some Indian slippers, ornamented with false pearls, in which, with evident vanity, he proceeded to encase his feet.
Whereupon I was at much pains to describe to him the use of money, the materials it was made of, and the value of the metals; "that when a YAHOO had got a great store of this precious substance, he was able to purchase whatever he had a mind to; the finest clothing, the noblest houses, great tracts of land, the most costly meats and drinks, and have his choice of the most beautiful females.
Gently, gently," said the old man, with a smile; "and by your leave I will use your purse moderately, for they would say, if they saw me buy too many things at a time, that I had been obliged to await your return, in order to be able to purchase them.
All we had for it was this: that in about four months' time there was to be another fair at the place where we were, and then we might be able to purchase various manufactures of the country, and withal might possibly find some Chinese junks from Tonquin for sail, that would carry us and our goods whither we pleased.
Reds fans will be able to purchase a Half Season Ticket to see the reigning Women's Super League champions in action at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes.
However, we were able to purchase additional grassland at the rear plus an acre of woodland at the side, extending the total to two acres, which means the garden is very private, and backs onto further open fields and woodland beyond.
Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) reported on Wednesday that from 17 March 2010 customers will be able to purchase premium seat assignments for unreserved Economy Class seats with extra legroom.
For example, thanks to a Web site hosted by Indiana's Lawrence Township School Foundation that collects donations for posted "wish lists" for hundreds of teachers, Judy Canfield's class in the Forest Glen Elementary School in Indianapolis was able to purchase and dissect regurgitated owl pellets to learn about what owls eat.
The American Federation for the Arts was able to purchase the last remaining tower office in the building," commented Blair.
Consumers will be able to purchase items such as CDs, DVDs and clothes through PayPal Mobile's 'Text to Buy' service by texting product codes via their handset, with items delivered to the address stored in the buyer's PayPal account.
Firms that complete the survey will be able to purchase an interactive results report providing comparative data tailored to their firm size, specialty and region.

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