at/with costs?

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

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oregeezer

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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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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

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