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big-ticket item

A popular term for a relatively costly product or service.

BTIs (e.g., coronary artery bypass surgery) have a direct impact on healthcare costs since they are performed with much less frequency than “little-ticket” items.

big-ticket item

Managed care A popular term for an expensive therapeutic or diagnostic procedure
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Continuing with big ticket items, the company also reported that sales of sofas and beds were up 15%, with curtains and carpets more than 30% ahead of last year, boosted by a 'Delivered for Christmas or its Free' promotion.
Judith McKenna, Chair of the CBI Distributive Trades Panel and ASDA Chief Financial Officer, said: "Consumers are continuing to hold off on purchasing big ticket items, including durable household goods, preferring to use their hard-earned cash to stock up for Christmas dinner and all important family gifts.
SHOPPERS shied away from clothing, footwear and big ticket items in May as the squeeze on consumer spending continued to hit UK retail sales.
Big ticket items such as a holiday or car were the reasons 42% of Welsh households saved.
The latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor revealed homeware sales edged up but so-called big ticket items were still being affected by consumer uncertainty over job cuts and income prospects.
The firm said it was prepared for a period of tighter Government spending, but that efforts to rebalance and restructure the economy was good news, for the bosses believe that deferring indefinitely big ticket items -as happened in the Thatcher years -would condemn Britain to years of economic misery, whereas moving to a more sustainable, low carbon infrastructure programme would keep the industry solvent.
They will be big ticket items at the General Election, with the added concerns raised by the current financial crisis.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you wish you could buy your friend big ticket items for their birthday or wedding without spending too much money?
The company said: "It would appear that our sector continues to benefit from house price inflation through mortgage equity withdrawal with much of the spending being channelled into big ticket items.
In the US, consumers continue to buy homes and other big ticket items, fueled by the tax refunds, raising the question of whether, over time, households will have the ability to service their debt if unemployment numbers don't begin to decrease.
The ones that are hurting are the big ticket items, so we've benefited all around from the new focus.
It blames the war and warmer weather for putting customers off buying big ticket items like new winter coats.