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bulk buying

1. Commerce the purchase at one time, and often at a reduced price, of a large quantity of a particular commodity
2. the purchase of the whole or greater part of the output of a commodity of a country or state by a single buyer, usually another country or state; state trading
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This is achieved by bulk-buying bandwidth from British Telecommunications Plc.
It seems that many hospitals hand over small contracts to major medical supply companies, because smaller businesses can't beat the bulk-buying capabilities of the multimillion dollar firms.
It involved us lowering overheads and cutting prices, which we managed to do with the help of our bulk-buying power, letting us offer the best deals on the market.
TESCO stores have banned savvy drivers from bulk-buying vegetable oil to use in their cars, it has been revealed.
But Phil Edwards, of the Funeral Standards Council, denied that his members were bulk-buying.
FBI agents were alerted to Browne's activities when she started bulk-buying guns.
They have also been told to beware of people bulk-buying mobile phones and toiletries, which can be used in bomb-making, and urged to increase CCTV surveillance in car parks.
The news comes just a week after consumers were warned against bulk-buying beer for the same reason.