big-ticket item


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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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Six in ten men play a key role in the big-ticket item buying process.
Lawmakers will soon take an ax to the state budget, but business leaders are hoping one big-ticket item will be spared.
After the VAT increase, consumers will be reducing purchases in some same big-ticket item categories and nonessentials like evenings out.
There's no reason that biodiversity can't be a big-ticket item," Cracraft told SCIENCE NEWS.
If the councils want to spend it now or save up for a big-ticket item, that's their business, not the city's.
To do so, Dia found Morlang one big-ticket item to house her TV - a $1,350 handmade corner armoire from Eclectic Furniture in Canoga Park.
But the tonier auction houses have been skittish: Can a big-ticket item like a Rembrandt be sold on the web, and can it be sold more profitably than in a live auction?
For this big-ticket item, it is wise to consider inflation.
com's rapidly growing portfolio of consumer services designed to take the pain and hassle out of traditional, big-ticket item purchases, and follows the recent launch of the Company's first home financing site, LoanStore.
The used auto retailer cut its first quarter sales and earnings forecast, citing slower than anticipated sales, leaving Bill Martin and Matt Ragas to wonder whether or not rising interest rates and slowing mortgage refinancings would cut into future big-ticket item sales.
RUSSIAN consumers have flocked to stores, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the rouble over recent days.
Auto sales are a closely watched indicator of consumer demand, particularly for big-ticket items, and the industry accounts for roughly one-fifth of all US retail spending.