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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J anuary means sales bargains down the years too and crowded shopping streets while there is also the chance FLASHBACK for the harshest of weather to set in - just look at those icy streets.
If prices start falling on a sustained basis - so-called deflation - growth may be choked further as consumers delay purchases in the hope of cheaper bargains down the line and businesses fail to innovate and invest.
Plus she'd know the price of all the two-for-one bargains down the Co-op!
He bargains down the price of hotel suites, restaurants and plane seats just like retailers bargain with suppliers on the price of a home appliance.
SEEMS times are hard at Buckingham Palace, here's the Queen out hunting for bargains down at the market.
People shout `cheap as chips' at me on the street in England, but I was on holiday in Mexico, in this really remote place with cactus weeds growing down the main streets, and I heard someone yell, `You won't find any bargains down here!'