One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in retailing) a special discount price available for a limited period, typically during special early-opening hours.
- ‘Although cheaper, the laptop doorbusters are not as good a deal as last year.’
- ‘I don't think anyone thinks the doorbusters are drawing people in any more.’
- ‘I have no idea why the store was so crazy, they didn't have any doorbusters!’
- ‘This ad is just for the doorbusters.’
- ‘He once saw a woman get smashed against a window and break her nose, and knows what it's like when people get injured in the dash for doorbusters.’
- ‘Others are using so-called doorbusters - deep discounts on a few popular items for just a few hours.’
- ‘Some consumers, not interested in lines and crowds, choose to forgo new items and doorbusters and opt to purchase a longer-lasting gift such as a prepaid tuition contract to cover a child's future college tuition and fees.’
- ‘It also plans to use virtual doorbusters to draw people to its site next week.’
- ‘Retailers call this frenzy ‘Green Friday’ or ‘Black Friday’ and offer doorbusters, limited time special offers to entice shoppers to visit their store first.’
- ‘Unfortunately, it is impossible that this item will be available for $129.99 today since it was a doorbuster.’
- ‘It was easier though, because I came back a bit later after the doorbuster crowds had dispersed but still before the doorbuster specials were over and took my ads.’
- ‘It also set so-called doorbuster deals, or limited-time discounts, from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday.’
- ‘You probably won't get any of the computer doorbusters if you get there at 3am.’
- ‘I was able to get doorbuster items at each store I went to.’
- ‘As I mentioned the first time, though, this works only if your doorbuster is a computer.’
- ‘There's the two day secret sale item sale, the early preview secret doorbuster sale and the ever-elusive secret two day doorbuster sale with an early bird preview and a one day mystery coupon chaser.’
- ‘Many of the doorbusters are sold below cost.’
- ‘It's all about the good deals and the doorbusters.’
2A firearm with special attachments for forcing entry through a door.
- ‘When player #2 powered up her doorbuster, the doors responded and parked themselves fashionably open.’
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