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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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Collective bargaining is the process in which the terms and conditions of employment are determined jointly by the employer and workers.
Academic Collective Bargaining is an anthology of essays by learned contributors to educate readers about the history and context of collective bargaining as a negotiation tactic, particularly in the academic career realm.
But open-air markets, where the art of bargaining on price keeps things lively, are also snagging more mall shoppers than they used to.
Now it is time to bring equal transparency to the collective bargaining process.
The FTC found that the PPA in effect renders NTSP as the sole bargaining agent of the competing physicians, and thus facilitates price fixing among competitor physicians.
Unified School District as assistant superintendent for business and attended his first teacher contract bargaining session there.
In the United States, more than 90 percent of all cases in the justice system are settled by plea bargaining rather than exercising the right to trial.
This is to take into account new forms of bargaining, NZNO's focus on sector work, and moves towards more multi-site and national CA bargaining.
EDMONTON -- The Alberta government introduced changes to the provincial labour laws to change bargaining in the healthcare sector in that province.
An affiliate of the AFT, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) won the subsequent collective bargaining election (Brooks, 1967).
RICHARD EPSTEIN 'S BARGAINING with the State is intended to be the flip side of his 1985 book, Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain.