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assistant

assistant

/əˈsɪstənt/
noun
a person whose job is to help customers in a shop
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So do waiters and waitresses, airline pilots and cabin stewards, and nurses and dental assistants.

I had a brand new doctor and then there was a brand new assistant I've never met.

This is Juan Cruz, a former member of the National Security Council who served as a special assistant to President Trump.

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credit

credit

/ˈkɹɛdət/, /ˈkɹɛdɪt/
noun
the ability to buy something from a shop or receive money from a bank based on trust, without paying for it immediately
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Open an incognito window if you don't want to give them credit and do your transaction that way.

But I'm someone who has to give credit where credit is due.

And they were trying to give Tyler the credit at this point

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sale

sale

/ˈseɪɫ/
noun
an occasion when a shop or business sells its goods at reduced prices
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The team must also decide if the focus will be on domestic sales or if the baby food will be exported to foreign countries.

When a sale item is scanned, the computer reads the bar code.

Can it keep growing and generate enough sales to justify the high price of its stock?

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cheque

cheque

/ˈtʃɛk/
noun
a piece of printed paper that one writes an amount of money on it and signs, used as a way of payment instead of cash
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Look, here is my cheque for twelve thousand pounds.'

The cheque is in the mail.

And if there's any problem with the cheque, which you shouldn't be.

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to afford

to afford

/əˈfɔɹd/
verb
to be able to pay the cost of something
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They cannot afford to pay for medical care or to buy bed nets.

"That's more than I can really afford to pay," Joe said sadly.

"That's more than I can really afford to pay," Joe said sadly.

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department store

department store

/dɪpˈɑːɹtmənt stˈoːɹ/
noun
a large store, divided into several parts, each selling different types of goods
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Two large department stores at either end, connected by smaller shops in between.

It was a department store for suburban America, not just a mass merchant to rural America.

Shares fell eighty five percent as a department store.

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gadget

gadget

/ˈɡædʒət/
noun
a mechanical tool or an electronic device that is useful for doing something
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How did the iPod go from being one of the most popular gadgets to being basically nonexistent?

But the death of the iPod also closes a chapter on gadget history.

A new version of the gadget will send alerts to staff if a particular area becomes too crowded.

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discount

discount

/ˈdɪskaʊnt/, /dɪˈskaʊnt/
noun
the amount of money that is reduced from the usual price of something
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And I do have a 10% off discount code right now.

And there you'll find more exclusive videos, writings, merch discounts.

Will that ultimately feed through to the market by prices increasing or discounts reducing?

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mall

mall

/ˈmɔɫ/
noun
‌a large building or enclosed area, where many stores are placed
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So why am I at the mall?

At the same time, I had also applied to a clothing store at the mall.

So, I remember going to the mall one day and someone was hiring

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order

order

/ˈɔɹdɝ/
noun
a request made by a customer for products or goods to be made or supplied
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The gavel that judges rap to convene court and maintain order is another such symbol of authority.

The water is mixed with nutrientsvitamins and mineralsthat plants require in order to grow.

Away from land, one must use other markers in order to navigate successfully.

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payment

payment

/ˈpeɪmənt/
noun
the act or process of paying or being paid money
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Is there a payment plan available?

And, no, we don't do payment plans.

But we can do payment...

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queue

queue

/ˈkju/
noun
a line in which people or vehicles wait for a particular purpose
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Here you can see the queue of stuff that we collected today.

A queue like the line at your post office goes in order of arrival.

And so, that's why that's in my queue.

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gift card

gift card

/ɡˈɪft kˈɑːɹd/
noun
a small card that allows the holder to get goods and services from a store up to the cash value printed on it
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Now I feel like this next item gets a bad rep for some reason, but I want gift cards.

But I'm perfectly happy with gift cards.

Actually, the first thing, right off the bat, is more Starbucks gift cards because...

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receipt

receipt

/ɹiˈsit/, /ɹɪˈsit/
noun
a written or printed document that shows a number of goods or services which are bought or delivered are paid for
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I do not have a receipt on here or in here.

Why do I not have a receipt?

Can you please pull up a receipt paper and write on the back?

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tax

tax

/ˈtæks/
noun
a sum of money that has to be paid, based on one’s income, to the government so it can provide people with different kinds of public services
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Save your receipts, send it out to your tax agent.

It was so heavy that owning one meant you could claim a farm equipment tax credit with the IRS.

So if you want more memory, you have to pay more Apple tax.

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value

value

/ˈvæɫju/
noun
the worth of something in money
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StroMotion special effects add particular value to winter sports.

The market value rises to $500,000 over a 5-year period.

Then it crashes and the value of your home falls to $325,000.

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bargain

bargain

/ˈbɑɹɡən/, /ˈbɑɹɡɪn/
noun
an item bought at a much lower price than usual
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Raghubir: Whenever consumers feel they have a bargain, they feel that they are smart shoppers.

I think you can find good bargains there.

- The bargains are what you make of them and what you need in your lifestyle.

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to bid

to bid

/ˈbɪd/
verb
to offer a particular price for something, usually at an auction
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And we can start the bidding here anywhere, $10,000, bid at $10,000.

Boston famously pulled it's bid for the 2024 Summer Games, after citizen group

And so the prices tend to get bid up to an enormous level.

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cashier

cashier

/kæˈʃɪɹ/
noun
a person in charge of paying and receiving money in a hotel, shop, bank, etc.
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the cashier asked politely as she took the woman's money. "

The cashier smiled cheerfully and said, "I'm sorry.

I applied to be a cashier, even a dishwasher.

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checkout

checkout

/ˈtʃɛˌkaʊt/
noun
a place in a supermarket where people pay for the goods they buy
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The checkout process was slow.

Bar codes were invented to help grocery stores speed up the checkout process.

But before you rush to the checkout, take a closer look at the brands and sizes.

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delivery

delivery

/dɪˈɫɪvɝi/
noun
the act or process of taking goods, letters, etc. to whomever they have been sent
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But she draws the line at using delivery apps.

Her organization pressured major delivery apps to opt out of sending cutlery by default.

The company also relied on a tired delivery system.

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to purchase

to purchase

/ˈpɝtʃəs/
verb
to get something by payment of a price
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Look at the items you have purchased recently.

One reason is that most customers purchase a large number of items.

I purchased a traveller's notebook once.

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to shoplift

to shoplift

/ˈʃɑˌpɫɪft/
verb
to steal goods from a shop
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And they can see if anyone is shoplifting.

Did you just shoplift a dildo?

He just shoplifted a hard orange penis telephone.

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accessory

accessory

/ækˈsɛsɝi/
noun
a small item of clothing such as a bag or belt or something like jewelry that is worn or carried because it is attractive
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The hats went on to become a high-end fashion accessory throughout the US and Europe.

And Apple's accessories also have high premiums compared to non-Apple products.

I'm using accessories here to show functionality here and how you might use the space.

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goods

goods

/ˈɡʊdz/
noun
items made or produced for sale
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That leaves the country's 30,000 independent bakeries with a lot of unsold goods.

Goods are unloaded and go right into the tracking system.

We want our goods faster.

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to browse

to browse

/ˈbɹaʊz/
verb
to casually look at different products in a store with no intention of making a purchase
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I'm just browsing.

and I actually just say, "Oh, I'm just browsing."

And I was like, "Oh, no, I'm just browsing.

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boutique

boutique

/buˈtik/
noun
a small store in which fashionable clothes or accessories are sold
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They met while working at a Los Angeles boutique in 1988.

But in an age of cheap internet boutiques and fast-fashion empires, this might not be enough.

Virgin's boutique hotel chain had been beset by years of delays already.

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chain store

chain store

/tʃˈeɪn stˈoːɹ/
noun
one of a series of stores that are all owned by the same company or person
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There is a donut chain store called Mr. Donut in Japan.

STEPHEN COLBERT: I went from boutique to chain store at that point, I guess.

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debit card

debit card

/dˈɛbɪt kˈɑːɹd/
noun
a small plastic card we use to pay for what we buy with the money taken directly from our bank account
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" I gave them my debit card and they were like, "OK, you can go. "

Their money is placed on a debit card.

Silbert: The best way to use credit cards is to treat them like debit cards.

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duty-free

duty-free

/dˈuːɾifɹˈiː/
adjective
(of goods) able to be imported without paying tax on them
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Why yes, I was just at an airport duty-free store.

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to retail

to retail

/ˈɹiˌteɪɫ/
verb
(of products) to be sold directly to the public in a store or on the Internet for their own use, not for resale
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The Lifepack plates retail at about $2.50 per dozen.

It originally retailed for $185 in 2014.

They retail for around $38 for a T-shirt to $138 for a sweatshirt.

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shopaholic

shopaholic

/ʃˌɑːpɐhˈɑːlɪk/
noun
someone who spends a lot of time shopping, often buying unnecessary things

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