bargain


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Bargain

1. To negotiate. For example, if the asking price for a house is $300,000 and a potential buyer does not want to pay that much, he may bargain with the seller to lower the price to $280,000.

2. A purchase with a price lower than fair market value, or at least lower than competitors' prices.

bargain

  1. the sale of a product at a cut price as a means of promoting sales of the product. See SALES PROMOTION.
  2. the sale or purchase of a FINANCIAL SECURITY on the STOCK MARKET.
References in classic literature ?
But the inclination for a run, encouraged by confidence in his luck, and by a draught of brandy from his pocket-pistol at the conclusion of the bargain, was not easy to overcome, especially with a horse under him that would take the fences to the admiration of the field.
At length the royal bargain was concluded; the necessary supply of hogs obtained, besides several goats, two sheep, a quantity of poultry, and vegetables in abundance.
It was by no means necessary to the satisfaction of the philosopher, that the bargain should be to his own proper advantage.
Hans brushed his coat, wiped his face and hands, rested a while, and then drove off his cow quietly, and thought his bargain a very lucky one.
To a fellow who comes and bargains for a wife like a moujik
We lead a merry life, and no one leads a merry life for a farthing, so I will close the bargain with thee.
let her wear her little danglers if she likes, and don't bargain about doing what you know is right," cried Archie, coming out of his grove of newspapers with an indignant bounce.
Can love, which always seeks the good of its object, attempt to betray a woman into a bargain where she is so greatly to be the loser?
And on the rulers turned I my back, when I saw what they now call ruling: to traffic and bargain for power--with the rabble!
However, that was not your father's view; and the end of it was, that from concession to concession on your father's part, and from one height to another of squalling, sentimental selfishness upon your uncle's, they came at last to drive a sort of bargain, from whose ill results you have recently been smarting.
He wouldn't look at a bargain that gave him ten, fifteen per cent profit, but holds back to buy a rouble's worth for twenty kopecks.
A fat, well fed, smiling, friendly man of business is of all parties to a bargain the most hopeless to deal with.