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- n. A person or group whose job is to buy equipment, supplies, inventory, or other assets for a business or other organization.
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- n. an agent who purchases goods or services for another
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Turnbull was another youthful merchant like Peter Whitesides, a Scot who immigrated in 1770 and found work as a purchasing agent for Pennsylvania and for the Secret Committee.
In 1728, Falconar and Henry Darnell formed an association of 29 London tobacco merchants to deal with the French tobacco purchasing agent as a group in order to keep the price as high as possible.