If I purchase a building that is halfway through construction, what happens to the extra production? Is the cost of purchasing the building lowered? Do I receive a cash payment, similar to an opponent finishing a wonder I was building? Or does the production just disappear?

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You pay the full purchase price and lose the in-progress production. There are no refunds, discounts, or benefits.

So, you generally want to avoid buying buildings that you have mostly completed.

For units, buying a unit has no effect on the in-progress production.

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    The same applies to units, even though you can build them more than once.
    – Lawton
    Jul 31, 2013 at 20:18
  • @Lawton - see recent edit. Your comment appears false.
    – Martin
    Feb 21, 2014 at 17:02

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