A derogatory term used by salespeople and service providers for the educated consumer who carefully considers his or her options before deciding whether to purchase a product or service and who is not necessarily committed, at the beginning of the process, to purchasing anything at all
This tire kicker hired me to help him buy a house and just kept finding problems with every place I showed him. "This place costs twice as much as I'm willing to pay." "The roof of that place is about to cave in." What's this guy's problem?