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an economic PRODUCT which is produced to meet some personal or business demand. Goods which are purchased by individuals are called consumer goods or final goods, while goods purchased by businesses are referred to variously as producer goods, capital goods, industrial goods or intermediate goods.

Some consumer goods (nondurables), such as bread and toothpaste, are used up immediately or within days of purchase, while others, referred to as consumer durables, such as cars, washing machines and televisions, are ‘consumed’ over a time scale often running into several years and are often considered to constitute part of an individual's personal assets or wealth.

Producer goods are items which are purchased by manufacturers, etc. to be used as factor inputs in producing other goods or services. They too may be used up in the short term (for example nuts and bolts, engines, etc.) as the production cycle repeats itself, or they may constitute the firm's stock of longer-lasting (durable) fixed capital assets such as plants, equipment and machinery The provision of goods (for example, a motor car, a perfume etc.) involve a number of characteristics which set them apart from the provision of a SERVICE (for example, window cleaning), in particular tangibility - the ability of a customer to see, touch, taste or smell the good, and separability - the fact that goods are typically produced and consumed at different points in time and thus can be stored. See MARKETING.

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These feelings are quite natural, George," said the good-natured man, blowing his nose.
This speech, delivered partly while sitting at the table, and partly walking up and down the room,--delivered with tears, and flashing eyes, and despairing gestures,--was altogether too much for the good-natured old body to whom it was addressed, who had pulled out a great yellow silk pocket-handkerchief, and was mopping up his face with great energy.
He was well-built, active, strong-jawed and good-natured.
But as we are to see a great deal of Amelia, there is no harm in saying, at the outset of our acquaintance, that she was a dear little creature; and a great mercy it is, both in life and in novels, which (and the latter especially) abound in villains of the most sombre sort, that we are to have for a constant companion so guileless and good-natured a person.
Contract notice: Open procedure for the award of the good-natured service and coercive collection of the amounts related to contributions and concessions due to the consortium of the rhenish reclamation for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.
GOOD-NATURED Jake will need to learn new owner's own sign language
The derby has sadly become a little tetchy in recent years, but Saturday's atmosphere was a return to the good old days of friendly rivalry and good-natured banter.
Northumbria Police put the protest estimate at more than 1,200 people and said it was an entirely good-natured event.
The film is good-natured family fun, with gangly Merchant (The Office) amusingly onhand - and oh-so tall - as an overenthusiastic fairy assistant named Tracy.
One fan, Socrates Georgiades, 37, said: "It was all good-natured fun.
Those words drew the following good-natured response from the no-nonsense Wolves boss: "I always find that really comforting that no-one ever says 'I remember playing against Mick McCarthy because he was a really silky passer' or 'his touch was wonderful'.