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1A person who makes a purchase.
purchaser, shopper, customer, consumer, client, patron, investor, userView synonyms
- ‘It was then that one of my customers asked me to find a prospective buyer for their house.’
- ‘He told campaigners that he would speak to representatives in the licensed trade to see if he could find a buyer for the pub.’
- ‘The move has been delayed yet again as our buyer has changed her buyer yet again.’
- ‘The investigation also helped police track down alleged buyers of the videos.’
- ‘British buyers know they are taking a calculated risk investing in the north ahead of a settlement.’
- ‘New-car buyers have an even better opportunity to avoid paying fuel tax by buying a car with a diesel engine.’
- ‘By encouraging first time buyers into the market it will bring more movement to it.’
- ‘The anonymous buyer apparently then consumed the contents of the bottle in one sitting.’
- ‘It is mandatory for the buyer to send the money in advance to get his purchase home delivered to him.’
- ‘No one knows who bought the cars, as none of the buyers wanted their purchase to be made public.’
- ‘A little hope is a powerful thing, especially to a first-time buyer in a hostile market.’
- ‘If it doesn't get to profit soon, it will need to recapitalise, or find a trade buyer.’
- ‘Builders recognise the first-time buyer as a valuable market and build accordingly.’
- ‘Yet there is another side to this market - and buyers who ignore it could feel the pinch later on.’
- ‘Sales in which several potential buyers carried out multiple surveys were a problem for buyers.’
- ‘In the end, we escaped pretty lightly and our buyers supported the market as well as they could.’
- ‘The idea that house buyers on new estates should purchase their own wheelie bins is ludicrous.’
- ‘This increases the difficulties faced by first-time buyers entering the market.’
- ‘Under the definitions, any major trade buyers would fall foul of the regulations.’
- ‘As we speak, the business is trading on and we are hopeful we will find a buyer.’
- 1.1 A person employed to select and purchase stock or materials for a large retail or manufacturing business.
entrepreneur, business person, industrialist, manufacturer, tycoon, magnate, big businessman, employerView synonyms
- ‘There were fears the new buyer might move manufacturing out of Scotland to cheaper centres in the Far East.’
- ‘She was a retail buyer for 5 years before starting a family.’
- ‘The response from fashion buyers, the press and the public has been incredible.’
- ‘Prior to joining the company, she was a retail buyer for various department stores in the Midwest.’
- ‘For many manufacturers, the customer is regarded as the retail company's buyer.’
- ‘At the time, he was a fashion buyer with no mountaineering experience - apart from a trip to some rocky Welsh countryside.’
- ‘Unfortunately retailer buyers in America are resisting the urge to buy PCs in droves.’
- ‘Wholesale buyers no longer come to the fruit and fish markets or to buy fabric and clothing.’
- ‘The M&S buyers would do well to taste this vineyard's Pinot when choosing their next supplier.’
- ‘His father was an engineer turned salesman and his mother a retail buyer.’
buyer's (or buyers') market
An economic situation in which goods or shares are plentiful and buyers can keep prices down.
- ‘For now, of course, the relentless tech downturn means a buyer's market.’
- ‘And if you're on the prowl for an acquisition, it's a buyers' market.’
- ‘It's a buyer's market and the days of selling off the plans are gone.’
- ‘The employment situation for journalists was very much a buyer's market, and power inside the newsrooms rested unambiguously with top management.’
- ‘Its pace of expansion is very rapid indeed, but up to a point it is purchasing in a buyers' market, simply because the big brands are so anxious to sell.’
- ‘The buyer's market for auditors - in which accounting firms cross-sold consulting services and pandered to clients - has been transformed into a seller's market.’
- ‘‘Don't wait for prices to drop, but do remember that it's starting to become a buyer's market again,’ he said.’
- ‘In Europe, all the leading carriers have announced dramatic cost-cutting exercises, making it a buyer's market for airlines seeking new aircraft.’
- ‘The majority of roles tend to be at the more senior end, but it is very much a buyers' market.’
- ‘A pick-up in London will be good news for sellers, as it has been a buyer's market in the capital for the past few years.’
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