opportunity cost

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opportunity cost

the amount of money that is alienated by choosing to use it for one project rather than another, i.e. the opportunity to make a profit by investing in another project is lost.
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Despite the potpourri of challenges or hidden costs, costs associated with logistics -- the process of funneling merchandise through the retail channels -- represented the greatest cost challenge for manufacturers and retailers.
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A total of 40% say they are sick of being hit with hidden costs, with more than half having had to fork out for charges they were not expecting when they originally booked their break.
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Tillotson notes that the public does not recognize that its inexpensive food supply entails hidden costs in the form of the taxes they pay to support agricultural programs.
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While there are very real benefits to be gained from offshore outsourcing, there are many hidden costs that can easily reduce or even negate many of these expected benefits," says Scott Noble, Co-founder and Director of Global Sourcing Insights LLC (GSI).
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