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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I'd call my wife, obviously, who's going to be deeply thrilled that it's rain check time at Target for her underwear from here on out.
One solution is a display that notes any ad-item out of stocks--the display may inform shoppers if and when the item is expected to reappear and whether or not rain checks are available.
The solution's newest application enables shoppers to print rain checks for out-of-stock merchandise.
Don't be surprised if they can't honor your rain check for the Carbine, though.
But if you live downwind of a city and are planning to work on your suntan this summer, you might need to take a rain check.
In September, the Frog Prince has to take a rain check. We are waiting for a hunting story.
Padraig Harrington takes a rain check on his way to a share of the lead entering the last round of the Benson and Hedges International Open
An example is handling rain checks. The standard practice had been that when there was an out-of-stock on a special, the customer had to go to the service office to get a rain check.
The project remains on the drawing board, because the PNR and the DOTr took a rain check.
Rain Checks WIC vendor is out of stock on authorized food item and offers a rain check in lieu of item.