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English translation: Surplus or Surplus Stock

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06:20 Sep 14, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Ladenhüter
Does anyone know any English terms for Ladenhüter besides white elephants? The dictionary gives "dead stock," which I don't really like either. The context is the using up of cutting tools. "Alle Werke sind aufgefordert bei Neukonstruktion oder Nachbestellung die Einsatzmöglichkeiten solcher Werkzeugladenhüter als Rohling zu berücksichtigen." TIA - Beth
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 09:17
English translation:Surplus or Surplus Stock
Explanation:
Just a suggestion. Iain.
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Iain Purvis
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:17
Grading comment
Thanks to everyone for all of the good ideas. I decided to go with surplus as my document is technical and this was the most neutral sounding term. I don't really know if the tools are old or dead, just that they are available for use. Webster defines surplus as "the amount that remains after use or need is satisfied," which seemed to fit this context the best. Thanks again to all!
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Summary of answers provided
naSurplus or Surplus Stock
Iain Purvis
nashelf-warmersbhpirch
nashelf-warmerRandi Stenstrop
nanon-seller
Gillian Searl
nasee belowSabine Cane
nasleeper, unsaleable article
Michael Scheidler


  

Answers


3 mins
sleeper, unsaleable article


Explanation:
two proposals I found in Muret-Sanders.
HTH
mickey

Michael Scheidler
Local time: 15:17
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 231
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12 mins
see below


Explanation:
I found:

non-seller

article/line which isn't/wasn't selling

unsaleable article



Sabine Cane
Local time: 14:17
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13 mins
non-seller


Explanation:
My Collins suggests non-seller


    Collins
Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:17
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40 mins
shelf-warmer


Explanation:
I found this in Langenscheidt and rather liked it because "-warmer" smacks a little of "-hüter".

Good luck!


    Langenscheidt
Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 15:17
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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49 mins
Surplus or Surplus Stock


Explanation:
Just a suggestion. Iain.

Iain Purvis
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 88
Grading comment
Thanks to everyone for all of the good ideas. I decided to go with surplus as my document is technical and this was the most neutral sounding term. I don't really know if the tools are old or dead, just that they are available for use. Webster defines surplus as "the amount that remains after use or need is satisfied," which seemed to fit this context the best. Thanks again to all!
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1 hr
shelf-warmers


Explanation:
I found this term in the Romain, Dictionary of legal and commercial terms.
You were looking for a "catchy phrase" for Ladenhueter, and this seems to be the equivalent in English.

Other terms listed are: slow movers, old stock

But I think "shelf-warmers" fits the description best.
Good luck,
Beate


    see above
bhpirch
Local time: 08:17
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 73
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