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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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Steven Leon, a vice president at Citi Habitats, said buyers making lowball offers are now likely to be disappointed.
Last year 74-year-old Eric 'Lowball' Dalby - a 125/1 outsider - outlasted 208 other qualifiers to scoop a $250,000 first prize.
Even the lowball figures estimating the potential economic impact of visitors at the Clinton Presidential Library are promising.
Spring reminded lawmakers that firms bidding on school support services often "lowball" their offers, "only to raise their prices once their hands are in taxpayers' pockets.
The October 24 issue of Entertainment Weekly calls Jameson "the queen of a booming industry that pulls in a lowball estimate of $10 billion a year." The 29-year-old daughter of a sheriff and a now-deceased Las Vegas showgirl, Jameson rakes in an estimated $5-15 million through her personal merchandising company.
To stay away from the lowball pitfall the chain prices consumables between the levels of a supermarket and a convenience store, Greer says.
Lowball offers or complicated proposals were death.
It cannot lowball claims or delay claims hoping that the insured will settle for less....
"A CEO who's just bagged two dozen birds is going to be feeling mighty good about himself, and that's when you can come in with a lowball bid."
12: Thinking you can lowball now and raise prices later.
Among the questions they pose to anyone within earshot: "Should I offer above the asking price?" "Should I hire an attorney?" "Should I forgo a home inspection?" "Do I really need to offer a warranty?" "Can I make a lowball offer?" "Can't I just sell my house myself?"
"I think it's rude of the UFC to try and lowball me and expect me to negotiate a deal while I'm training for a fight," Diaz (http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/25553755/nick-diaz-says-accepted-ufc-235-fight-vs-jorge-masvidal) told Helwani via text message .