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Lowball

1. Of or related to the low cost of a good, service, or security. A lowball cost is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Lowball costs may indicate a low quality in the good, service, or security.

2. Informal; to make an offer to buy something for an exceptionally low price. For example, if the asking price on a house is $200,000, a potential buyer may lowball the seller by offering $125,000.

lowball

Of, relating to, or being an unrealistically low bid. Compare pricey.
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The Host instantly responds to their offer with a new price -- sometimes the Hosts accept the first low-ball offer.
Auteo Media has recently launched PartCart, a web based OEM auto parts warehouse that allows customers visiting the site to purchase high quality auto parts at low-ball prices, and ContactAuto, a proprietary contact management system that is compatible with cellular phones and helps auto dealers maximize e-commerce customer interactions.
What they do is low-ball us to get us to sign on, and then we can't get out of the contract,'' Wachs said.
As the only bidder, Nederlander is free to submit a low-ball offer - almost certainly less than what House of Blues originally bid - and then take the prize.
Auteo Media also own PartCart, a web based OEM auto parts warehouse that allows customers visiting the site to purchase high quality auto parts at low-ball prices, and ContactAuto, a proprietary contact management system that is compatible with cellular phones and helps auto dealers maximize e-commerce customer interactions.
AB 84 wasn't the only low-ball rumbling softly through the Legislature this month.
We have evidence that shows partners with NKB had a scripted program in place that browbeat plaintiffs into accepting low-ball settlements," Berman said.
And that's the administration's low-ball cost," said POPA President Ronald Stern.
Harmon thinks PeopleSoft can do better than Oracle's low-ball offer.
In a memo released early in the year, SAG indicated its proposal would seek residual increases for cable, foreign and video/DVD; prevention of low-ball transfer pricing between companies under the same parent, which reduces actors' residuals; stronger implementation of affirmative action casting policies; and language that protects actors' performances through new technologies such as Internet transmission and digital photography.
The agency is pulling out all the stops to low-ball the numbers to protect the Endangered Species Act.
It vindicated our decision to refuse the low-ball offer that was given to us by the Attorney General's office in 1991.