free goods

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to free goods: opportunity cost

Free Good

1. In economics, a good that is not scarce. That is, a free good is available to as many people as could ever want it in whatever quantity they want it. A major example is air. A free good is not subject to the law of supply and demand.

2. A good not subject to a tariff.

free goods

goods such as air and water that are abundant and thus not regarded as scarce economic goods. Such goods will be consumed in large quantities because they have a zero supply price, and there is thus a tendency to overuse these goods, causing environmental POLLUTION.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Fake boarding cards were used to buy duty free goods at Bristol Airport, left
If you are approached by someone offering to sell you duty free goods we urge you to report it to our hotline on 0800 59 5000.
Continuous or repeated free offers are deceptive acts because the suppliers regular price for goods to be purchased by consumers in order to avail themselves of the free goods will, by lapse of time, become the regular price for the free goods or services together with the other goods or services required to be purchased.
The legal issues governing the provisions of free goods are complicated but are generally well settled.
If monetary policy does not account for expected changes in administrative prices, demand for free goods shifts, causing fluctuation of prices for agricultural goods, because the supply of these goods is highly inelastic in Armenia.
Via the website, customers can take advantage of free plant hire, free travel and free gifts, and can easily access their statement, check their points balance and view the vast range of free goods available.
Most officers agree that offering free goods and services as an entitlement and basing efforts in handling a complaint on what the complainant has given the officer is unethical.
But you are not entitled to malign the 14,500 trustworthy cabin crew who handle duty free goods on our flights (The Mirror, Sept 15).
And where a ship or a plane bound from one Member State to another makes an intermediate stop, at a non-EU country, or a territory outside the EU fiscal territory, travellers will still be able to buy duty free goods.
Membership is not freely open like ASTM, although the BSI committee for rubber testing did once have a Dutch member who was extremely popular for the duty free goods he brought to meetings.
513-4(d)); and (3) free goods and services provided to sponsors will not affect the characterization of the payments (Prop.