Spear

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Spear

In auto sales, a tactic in which a salesperson speaks with a person away from the dealership site and offers an impossibly high price for a trade-in, provided the person comes to the dealership that same day to finalize the deal. The intent of a spear is to encourage the customer to come back to that dealership, at which time the salesperson will quote the real price for the trade-in.
References in classic literature ?
Springing out from among the scrub the ape-men with huge clubs broke in upon the Indians and often felled three or four of them before they could be speared.
By this time he was quite sick, the bear, and could crawl no farther, so Keesh came up close and speared him to death.
A French lancer had speared the young ensign in the leg, who fell, still bravely holding to his flag.