bargain (someone or something) 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.
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Try saying, "If there's no more negotiating, I will give you a very special gift at the end of the project." From then on, each time they try to bargain you down, remind them of the gift in a casual, light-hearted way.