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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'This, coupled with food and other basic needs as the consumers' priority, and high inflation are reasons for the household's less favorable outlook on their buying conditions across all big-ticket items. Nevertheless, Avid will continue to offer innovative products and services with the customers in mind, amid its expectation that both supply and demand factors will stabilize,' it added.
He also mentioned mining sites in the Visayas and Mindanao as big-ticket items for privatization.
"Consumer aversion to spending on big-ticket items (such as cars, holidays and large appliances), appears to have been magnified by upward pressures on household debt, as well as stretched cash available to spend.
Though a few economists will be arguing that there is a positive narrative like significant job growth, rise in home purchases and huge spending on big-ticket items there is also an alternative narrative in which Canadians are sinking deeper into consumer debt.
Manchester-based N Brown has shifted more of its marketing to autumn and winter, is sending out fewer catalogues and cutting credit on big-ticket items such as TVs.
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.
Sales of big-ticket items like art, jewelry and precious metals continued to stand out, posting a 6.3 percent gain, albeit at a slower pace than in the corresponding month a year earlier, when sales in the segment surged 7.1 percent, it said.
Coma the holidays, the big-ticket items naturally get the most attention and a lion's share of the budget.
RCMP were recently warning Enoch Cree Nation residents about a "widespread Kipp scam." In September, someone was impersonating a Chief from a First Nation Band and contacting people in order to sell big-ticket items, like large farm equipment or machinery, on the online classified website, Kipp.
A silent auction included such big-ticket items as a golf package donated by Victory Ranch, Deer Valley Resort two-day passes and brand new Fisher Water skis, donated by Jan's Mountain Outfitters.
Pre-shopping research used to be reserved for big-ticket items such as cars and vacations; with smartphones, tablets, and other devices in hand, consumers are researching and doing price comparisons for even the most mundane items on the couch and in the store.
Mr Falque-Pierrotin said laptops, televisions and big-ticket items such as large domestic appliances were not selling, while iPads and tablet computers, headphones and large TVs were performing well.