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English translation: reseller / intermediary

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05:46 Aug 6, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Wiederverkäufer
In the motor trade these are unauthorised retailers, i.e. not the recognised dealers.
Julie
English translation:reseller / intermediary
Explanation:
As you mentioned these are not the authorized dealers but they buy cars from authorized dealers with the intention or reselling the cars to the end customers. This sounds as though it would not make sense, but because of the sometimes-oppressive restrictions on price and territory placed on the authorized dealers by the contract with the manufacturers, there is often room for a intermediary (PC is middleperson, I suppose). One situation where the reseller can make a profit is when there are big differenced between the "manufacturer's suggested retail price" (read "ordered" or "demanded", not "suggested") in one country and the price for the same car in another country nearby. Until a recent European court decision, manufacturers often did not allow "authorized dealers" to sell their cars for the immediate export from the lower-price country to the customer's higher-price home country. In such cases the "Wiederverkäufer" = resellers bought and immediately resold the cars to such customers for export. Often the reseller was the brother of the authorized dealer. - HTH - Dan
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naresellerMike McDonald
nareseller / intermediaryDan McCrosky


  

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reseller / intermediary


Explanation:
As you mentioned these are not the authorized dealers but they buy cars from authorized dealers with the intention or reselling the cars to the end customers. This sounds as though it would not make sense, but because of the sometimes-oppressive restrictions on price and territory placed on the authorized dealers by the contract with the manufacturers, there is often room for a intermediary (PC is middleperson, I suppose). One situation where the reseller can make a profit is when there are big differenced between the "manufacturer's suggested retail price" (read "ordered" or "demanded", not "suggested") in one country and the price for the same car in another country nearby. Until a recent European court decision, manufacturers often did not allow "authorized dealers" to sell their cars for the immediate export from the lower-price country to the customer's higher-price home country. In such cases the "Wiederverkäufer" = resellers bought and immediately resold the cars to such customers for export. Often the reseller was the brother of the authorized dealer. - HTH - Dan

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reseller


Explanation:
Someone who buys an item only to resell it, usually giving a personal 'guarantee' on the item, rather than passing on that of the manufacturer. Since a guarantee is quantifiable in value, this often forms a large part of his profit margin.


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