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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.


  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.
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The problem with trading dominant players of that size is you can never get in return what you bargain away,'' Jackson said.
In effect, we bargain away part of our autonomy for the financial security of insurance.
Not only should Washington redouble its diplomatic efforts to bargain away nascent nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea, it should do so in Pakistan, India, and Israel, too.
His lawyer is set to bargain away as much jail time as possible.
You can often bargain away desires, but you can't bargain away needs.