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    at/with costs?

    Hi,
    Can someone please tell me the difference between at costs and with costs?
    Also, is at costs the same as at all costs?

    Thanks

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    Re: at/with costs?

    Something 'at cost' is sold without a profit.
    Something sold 'with costs' may have a profit added.
    Something that must be done 'at all costs' must be done whatever the personal consequences.

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    Re: at/with costs?

    Attention: I'm not a teacher.

    Hi…..

    There are some more details concerning the matter in question.

    To sell smth. at cost = to sell smth. at cost price

    the cost price of an article, the cost price of producing it or the price at which it may be bought wholesale

    cost price = the price paid by a merchant for the goods he buys for resale. / a price that represents the bare cost of production, without anything added for profit.

    with cost = liable to pay costs (yielding profit)

    at the cost of = at the loss or expense of;

    at all costs = at all prices = whatever the cast may be

    Regards.

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