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buyer

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbaɪər/
PROPERTY, FINANCE someone who buys something, especially something valuable such as a business or a house: possible/potential/prospective buyer A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the company. a home/car/insurance buyera buyer for sth He's still looking for a buyer for his house.find/attract/encourage buyers The book was valued at $160,000 but she was unable to find a buyer.
COMMERCE someone whose job is to decide what will be bought by a company, especially a store: She's the buyer for a stylish boutique in Dublin.
(let the) buyer beware LAW, COMMERCE the principle that it is the buyer's responsibility to find out if there is anything wrong with something they are being sold, not the seller's to tell them: When you buy tickets from an unofficial website, it's very much a case of "buyer beware". →  Compare caveat emptor
→  See also first-time buyer , impulse buyer , materials buyer , media buyer , move-up buyer , target buyer
Translations of “buyer”
in Korean 구매자…
in Arabic شار…
in Portuguese comprador, -ora…
in Catalan comprador, -a…
in Japanese 買い手, 購入者…
in Italian compratore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 購買者,買主, 買手,採購員,採買人員…
in Russian покупатель…
in Turkish alıcı, alışveriş yapan kişi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 购买者,买主, 采购员…
in Polish kupując-y/a, nabywca…
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