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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.
The bulk-buying scheme, to be run by Labour and the energy company iChoosr, uses the mass purchasing power of thousands of customers to get cheaper energy than families who buy on their own.
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.
But Phil Edwards, of the Funeral Standards Council, denied that his members were bulk-buying.
TESCO stores have banned savvy drivers from bulk-buying vegetable oil to use in their cars, it has been revealed.
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.