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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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And union workers, such as those at Freightliner, have bargained away pay and benefits to save their jobs.
Across the country such charges are routinely plea bargained away as prosecutors seek easy convictions and judges seek to un-clog their court rooms.
What electors do not expect to happen is for the principles they believe they voted for to be bargained away in the pursuit of power and personal advancement.
Bussidor maintains that at least 12,950 hectares of traditional Dene territory was bargained away by the federal government through the Inuit land claim.
Less involved in the international economy than either the North or the South, Westerners bargained away their foreign policy votes in return for support on other issues.
In addition to putting back everything they had bargained away, they drew up some new provisions at the behest of organized labor.
Even in Coase's world of defined property rights and zero transactions costs policy relevant externalities would be scarce as they will theoretically be bargained away.
This provision clearly states that benefits such as those bargained away in the middle of the night to buy Senator Nelson's decisive 60th cloture vote, the one that broke the filibuster and paved the way to a power-grab that will take over one-sixth of the entire U.
However, all too often in cases with multiple charges, police assaults are plea bargained away.
It cannot and should not be bargained away for any amount of money," she also added.
For Khamenei, increasing US and Israeli concerns regarding the nuclear program may enhance its value as a deterrent and point of leverage in Iran's conflict with the United States, making the nuclear program is a major tool to be used against the United States, rather than a prize to be bargained away.