nick-and-dent merchandise
 n.— «Bargain-savvy customers can expect to find in-season overstocks, discontinued items and what Thomsen refers to as “nick-and-dent” merchandise.…“Some of the things are a little bit worn, but in the average home, they’re going to look that way in two weeks anyway.”» —“A monthly source of great Restoration Hardware deals” by Kim Boatman Mercury News (San Jose, California) July 7, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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