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Vol is vol and no rainchecks!

Vol is vol. How to translate this little Dutch beauty?

I’ll tell you what not to do: full is full. NO.

Your translation will depend on the context.


If it’s for a concert or show:

Space is limited.

First come, first served.

Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

Seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.


If you’re selling a product:

Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Limited supply.

Limited time offer.

No rainchecks.


What’s a raincheck? It’s the opposite of vol=vol actually. When a store is out of stock of a sale item, you can get a rain check and then come back and get the item another time for the sale price! Talk about customer service. 🙂

Here is what a rain check looks like at Target:

rain check english lessons utrecht


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