buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest

1595 T. LODGE Fig for Momus H2 Buy cheape, sell deare.

1862 RUSKIN Unto this Last II. 60 Buy in the cheapest market?—yes; but what made your market cheap?.. Sell in the dearest?.. But what made your market dear?

1880 J. A. FROUDE Bunyan vii. ‘To buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest’ was Mr. Badman’s common rule in business... In Bunyan’s opinion it was knavery in disguise.


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