from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Merchandise accepted as partial payment for a new purchase.
- n. A transaction involving such merchandise.
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- n. property used as part payment for a new purchase
- n. a transaction including such payment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an item of property, such as an automobile, that is given in part payment for a new one.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an item of property that is given in part payment for a new one
- v. turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
Sorry, no etymologies found.
She voted in 2009 against a $14 billion bailout for U.S. automakers and against a vehicle trade-in program known as "cash for clunkers."
The fate of the $1 billion trade-in program was up in the air over concerns that it may have already burned through its funds less than a week after it was officially launched.
Some car shoppers are finding that their trade-in vehicles, which qualified for a Cash for Clunkers rebate last week, don't this week because of changes in the EPA's fuel economy ratings.
If the trade-in value of a used window is, say, 1½ francs, everyone in the city who was planning to replace his old windows will eagerly take the two franc offer.
It's a local store (I love supporting local businesses), they have better trade-in values than GS, and they have lower prices.
I know that seems like backward logic to most people, but considering the disparities between trade-in cost and trade-out profit on most games, I feel nothing but antagonism towards the company in general.
The last thing I traded in was my second copy of SMT: Nocturne, which I found for $15 used at Game Crazy, knowing it had a higher trade-in at Gamestop.
But I never, ever trade at Gamestop --- the convenience isn't worth the enormous rogering they deliver on trade-in value.
(I do hang on to them until there's a special trade-in offer, so I can squeeze a bit more value out of it.)
I just can't support their ridiculously low trade-in values anymore.