from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To stock more of (something) than necessary or desirable.
- n. An excessive supply.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stock to an excessive degree
- n. An excessive stock; a surplus or glut
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Stock in excess.
- transitive v. To fill too full; to supply in excess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Superabundance; more than is sufficient.
- To stock or supply in excess of what is wanted; fill to overflowing; glut; crowd: as, to overstock the market with goods, or a farm with cattle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. stock excessively
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Any inventory that you have on the shelf is an "overstock" in this economy.
"Retailers have been making significant adjustments to inventory since the 2008 holiday season, so consumers expecting rock-bottom, 'overstock' prices may come up empty-handed," said Brent Schoenbaum, a partner in Deloitte's Retail practice.
Hopefully, that will continue, so I can eventually make a transition to selling only on my site and eBay can be about it's business of becoming a great big "overstock" junk seller of overpriced imported items.
Our store managers are given the freedom to lower a price to clear out an overstock item, to reward customers with an in-store sale, or to compete with local merchants.
Its not taking away from the licensed dealers either because many of the sellers are dealers selling overstock and last years models.
"Each country has a different way of distributing its overstock depending on the maturity of its retail distribution and culture," says Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Vente-Privée's CEO.
Vente-Privée Vente-Privée offers overstock items, such as Steve Madden bags, above, for brief periods.
Big fans of loyalty programs Tight regulation of end-ofseason sales leaves lots of overstock Consumers are especially sensitive to shipping costs GERMANY:
BrandAlley's Mr. Lung estimates 20% of a brand's collection ends up unsold as overstock.
Chinatown green grocers, which sell overstock fruit, offer even better deals.