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    charter offer

    Hi there.

    An ad read ," exclusive charter offer, buy 1 get 1, 50% off"

    What is 'charter offer' ? Is it a commonly used term?

    Thanks,


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    Re: charter offer

    What was the advertisement for?

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    Re: charter offer

    The word 'charter' is mainly used today for organizing transport; I wouldn't be surprised (and probably nor would Anglika!) if the ad was for a flight (to a holiday destination). The travel agent doesn't pay an airline for tickets on a scheduled flight; they charter their own.

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    Re: charter offer

    Charter Offers High Speed Internet Savings



    Charter High Speed Internet is reliable, fast, and you never have to tie up your phone lines or miss calls.

    NO CONTRACT is required with your Charter High Speed Internet service. Typically, providers require the customer to commit to a long-term contract to give the customer the promoted pricing. If the customer cancels their subscription before the expiration of the contract, considerable fees can be owed to the provider. Charter does not require a contract to be signed to receive their high speed Internet service.
    charter
    verb
    1. to charter = To engage the temporary use of (something) for a fee: hire, lease, rent. Seeget/lose, transactions.
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    Re: charter offer

    Get Charter High-Speed Internet

    ©2007 Charter Communications. Offer valid until 09/30/2007. Residential customers only. Offer valid to new customers only. To be considered a new customer, customer must not have subscribed to Charter High-Speed® Internet 3.0 service within the previous 30 days and customer must have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Customers who elect to discontinue service, may no longer be eligible to receive the promotional price. Standard rates apply after promotional period ends and vary depending on location. Offer includes free Charter High-Speed® Internet Self-Install kit. Installation or activation of outlet, if required, is billed at regular rates. Professional installation of Charter High-Speed® Internet is $49.99. A cable modem and/or network card may be required at installation. Installation extra. Internet access speeds may vary. Promotional pricing applies for 6 consecutive months upon installation, after which standard rates apply. An additional $10 monthly fee may apply for High-Speed Internet only subscribers. Activation of service may be subject to credit approval, deposit or prepayment and requires a valid service address and social security number or major credit card. All pricing and services provided are subject to the terms of subscriber agreement and are subject to change. Taxes and fees extra and vary depending on location and services(s) ordered. Equipment charges may apply. Offer cannot be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Pricing subject to change with appropriate notice to customers. Trademarks belong to their respective owners.

    a "charter" is an exclusive way to travel on any type of craft, meaning it is set aside just for your use.
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    Re: charter offer

    Vil - what exactly does this have to do with the original posting? We need the original context to be sure of which use of "charter" is the one under discussion. Otherwise it is only guesswork.

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    Re: charter offer

    I think the ad is related to "gifts for kids".

    Celebrate Our New Addition With Limited Time

    Charter Offer

    Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

    My question: is 'charter' a common usage here and what does it mean?

    Thanks,


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    Re: charter offer

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    I think the ad is related to "gifts for kids".

    Celebrate Our New Addition With Limited Time

    Charter Offer

    Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

    My question: is 'charter' a common usage here and what does it mean?

    Thanks,
    Seriously, it is not possible to say without the full advertisement. "charter" has a number of meanings, and is one of those words that advertising companies will use to make their promotion look trustworthy. Your source is most likely simply saying that the company is offering 2 with 1 at half-price. It is advertising-speak.

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    Re: charter offer

    Hi, Anglika.

    May be 'charter' doesn't have much meaning in question.
    Looks like it's just a buzz word which makes the offer look nicer.

    Don't you think?

    Thank you for the reply.

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    Re: charter offer

    Meriam Webster Dictionary

    charter = a special privilege

    My guesswork.

    charter offer = privileged offer

    and an example

    In otherwords, they recommend the product with a satisfaction guarantee and
    priveleged offer only to their subscribers (or steady customers as in this
    case).

    Please excuse my spade-work, but I'm trying to find some way to help. To my great regret without success.
    Last edited by vil; 26-Sep-2007 at 07:57.

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