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- Anything movable (a good) that is bought and sold.
- 1995, James G. Carrier, Gifts and Commodities: Exchange and Western Capitalism Since 1700, p.122
- If a key part of shopping is the conversion of anonymous commodities into possessions, shopping is a cultural as much as an economic activity.
- 2001, Rachel Pain, Introducing Social Geographies, p. 26
- In human geography "commodities" usually refers to goods and services which are bought and sold. The simplest commodities are those produced by the production system just before they are sold.
- 2005, William Leiss, Botterill, Jacki, Social Communication in Advertising: Consumption in the Mediated Marketplace, p.307
- Referring to the work of Bourdieu, Zukin (2004,38) notes that shopping is much more than the purchase of commodities
- Something useful or valuable.
- And Slade said: "It really makes me sad that football club chairmen and boards seem to have lost that most precious commodity - patience. "Sam's sacking at Newcastle had, I suppose, been on the cards for a while, but it is really ridiculous to fire a manager after such a short time. Somerset County Gazette on Jan. 14th, 2008.
- Raw materials, agricultural products and other primary products as objects of large scale trading in specialized exchanges.
- The price of crude oil is determined in continuous trading between professional players in World's many commodities exchanges.
- Undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit margin, as distinguished from branded products.
- Although they were once in the forefront of consumer electronics, the calculators have become a mere commodity.