bait and switch definition

  • noun:
    • A sales strategy for which a bargain-priced item can be used to entice consumers who are after that motivated to acquire an even more expensive similar product.
    • An unscrupulous and sometimes illegal product sales method, which an inexpensive item is advertised to entice potential customers that then told by product sales employees that the inexpensive product is unavailable or of poor quality and they are instead advised buying a far more high priced item.
    • Any comparable misleading behavior, especially in politics and intimate relationships.
    • a deceptive way of selling that involves marketing and advertising a product at an extremely low cost so that you can attract consumers who are then persuaded to change to a more high priced item

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