• WordNet 3.6
    • n bargainer negotiator of the terms of a transaction "he is a hard bargainer"
    • n bargainer someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bargainer One who makes a bargain; -- sometimes in the sense of bargainor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bargainer One who bargains or stipulates; specifically, in law, the party in a contract who stipulates to sell and convey property to another by bargain and sale. In the latter sense also spelled bargainor.
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  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Here's the rule for bargains: Do other men, for they would do you. That's the true business precept.”
  • Anatole France
    “There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.”
  • Kin Hubbard
    “Bargain... anything a customer thinks a store is losing money on.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Forever is a long bargain.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Necessity never made a good bargain.”


In literature:

And he such a quiet and respectful young chap in the bargain.
"The Chums of Scranton High" by Donald Ferguson
We drove a hard bargain.
"From the Housetops" by George Barr McCutcheon
According to Tartar ethics the bargain was a bargain.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Upon a friend of mine, the bargain habit has taken so powerful a hold that almost any sort of a bargain appeals to her.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)" by Various
Oughtn't both of us to know about bargain counters and basement sales?
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
The Lapp consented, but bargained for what was chained to the wall at home, which the hero readily promised.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
Evidently bargaining with the Silent Ones was not a great deal different than bargaining with anyone anywhere.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Once his friends were in the crowd of buyers and sellers everything but the chance of a bargain would be forgotten.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The water itself is not the subject of our bargain; but the labor taken to get the water.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
I had almost sealed the bargain; she was so roguish and so pretty.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope

In poetry:

Men chaffered for her,
They bargained in silver and gold,
In copper, in wheat,
And called their bids across the market-place.
"The Captured Goddess" by Amy Lowell
Another must a bargain make,
And have a glass to strike it;
While one and all the liquor take,
Because, in fact, they like it.
"Reasons For Drinking" by John Pierpont
She whipped the maids and starved the kern,
And drove away the poor;
"Ah, woe is me!" the old lord said,
"I rue my bargain sore!"
"Kathleen" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"And wilt thou bargain then with Him?"
The priest makes answer high.
'Tis thou, priest, makest the sky dim:
My hope is in the sky.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Loud laughed the king of Yvytot,
And by his soul he bade him no—
"I heed no more what oath I swore,
For I was mad to bargain so!"
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
Lord Archibold leuch wi' a loud ha, ha,
Eerisome, grousum to hear:
"A bonny bargain auld Cloots wad hae,
It has ilka faut but fear!"
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald

In news:

Such materials, of course, can be found just about anywhere, but if you're willing to scrounge a little you may well locate some great bargains.
Former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyers met Wednesday to possibly set a plea bargain or even drop the charges altogether.
BREEDERS' CUP: Bargain gelding Amazombie looks to make history, as do Baffert, Mott, Smith.
GetAbout Columbia project a bargain.
(AP) – New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz can't wait for the day the NFL reaches a new collective bargaining agreement with its officials.
Some Democrats are pushing an unorthodox idea for coping with the "fiscal cliff": Let the government go over , temporarily at least, to give their party more bargaining leverage for changes later on.
So we asked Morgan Rich, director of wine at Del Posto, to choose three of his favorite special-occasion wines, then propose bargain alternatives.
Bistro Bargains In the Village.
Treasured bargain-bin Jesus hymns & equally fervent agnostic gospels .
The estate, though pricey, is somewhat of a bargain -- it was originally listed in late 2007 with a magnificently higher price tag of $22,500,000.
Firefighters and police officers are joining other opponents of Ohio's collective bargaining law to criticize an ad they say misuses footage of a great-grandmother who's against the law.
It's A Cultural Thing Despite bargainers' success stories, many shoppers are wary when it comes to haggling .
Lawyers in Afghanistan recently came to the conclusion that the best way to strike a plea bargain for a rape victim is to grant her the option to marry the man who raped her.
Time to Rethink the Implicit Secrecy Bargain.
Consumers are drawn to big-box stores because they feel buying in bulk gives them bargains.

In science:

We then implement the realistic notion that a richer agent is less likely to be aggressive when bargaining over a small amount with a poorer player.
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth
Section 3 introduces the concept of diminishing bargaining efficiency as the wealth of an agent is increased.
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth
Further, for YS model we find that the attractor where the system will eventually end up in, is decided by the first few outcomes of bargaining among the two agents.
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth
If one of the agents, by chance, wins the first few successive bargaining rounds then it is almost bound to be the eventual winner.
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth
Note that if we implement increasing bargaining efficiency with increasing wealth, we have a situation essentially similar to the ‘greedy exchange’ model investigated in Ref. .
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth