bargain down


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bargain (someone or something) down

1. To convince someone to accept a lower price for something. Can you believe I bargained that guy down to $30 for the dresser?
2. To agree to pay a lower price for something. Can you believe I bargained the price of that dresser down to $30?
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bargain down

v.
1. To negotiate some lower price: I bargained the price down by $200. They want $30, but if you try, you can bargain it down to $20. If that offer is too expensive, bargain it down some more.
2. To negotiate with someone to pay a lower price: If I can't bargain him down to $20 dollars, I won't buy the coat. The savvy shopper bargained the clerk down.
See also: bargain, down
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(In a socialized system, the physicians, nurses, and so forth are employed by the government.) The virtue of both the single-payer and the socialized systems, as compared with a largely private system, is that the government can wield its market share to bargain down prices--which, in all of our model systems, including the VHA, it does.
MADD helped me to contact the prosecutor handling my case to make sure that he didn't plea bargain down the charges.
I've been letting my side of the bargain down for a while.
For all we know, some managed to bargain down the price a bit when they saw that the Bank was serious.
In addition to job cuts, service workers must now also contend with the enhanced power of highly mobile, increasingly unregulated global corporations to bargain down U.S.
Just by using its purchasing power to bargain down drug prices, the government could save a bundle, Naiman points out: "Then we could have our health care and a tax cut, too."
And the 55-year-old self-made tycoon puts his ability to drive a hard bargain down to his Scottish roots.
Hillary's theory is that we are oppressed by drug companies and heartless insurance executives, and that her plan to shove everyone into regulated co-ops will allow us to bargain down the money-changers with tough spending caps.
But if the Bluebirds' boss has had an excellent eye for a bargain down the years, arguably his best acquisition came on May 26, 2006, almost a year to the day Jones himself had arrived in the Welsh capital.
"It was near my mum's birthday so I decided to buy one of them and managed to bargain down to pounds 200, but I have to admit it was one of the tackiest things I'd ever seen.
Come on Ols, it's about time you got rid of your old gladrags, then young 'uns like me can pick up a good bargain down at the charity shop!