dis-tress merchandise

distress merchandise

noun Commerce.
1.
goods sold below the prevailing price in order to raise cash quickly or to meet some other financial emergency.
2.
damaged goods sold below fair-trade prices.
Also, distressed merchandise.
Also called distressed goods.
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distress merchandise
 
n
(US) goods sold at reduced prices in order to pay overdue debts, etc

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