bait and switch

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a deceptive way of selling that involves advertising a product at a very low price in order to attract customers who are then persuaded to switch to a more expensive product

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At least eleven health plans are affected by Blue Cross's bait-and-switch tactics: PPO Share 500, PPO Share 1000, PPO Share 1500, PPO Share 2500, PPO Share 3500, PPO Share 3500-R, PPO Share 5000, PPO Share 7500, Individual HMO, Individual Select HMO, and Individual HMO Saver.
Also, be aware of the Frankel-type bait-and-switch.
So was born withholding, which Shlaes calls "the most ambitious bait-and-switch plan in America's history.
In a twist on the classic bait-and-switch - a Red bait-and-switch, if you will - that metaphorical authority known somewhat quaintly as "The Man" morphs into The Back Door Man.
The settlement, the largest ever granted in Washington for a deceptive advertising case, follows a lawsuit the Attorney General's Office filed in 1993 claiming Smith's sales staff conducted bait-and-switch sales tactics, deceptively advertised credit terms, and frequently promoted sales in which prices did not significantly change from regularly priced merchandise.
The memo details Uponor's scheme to bait-and-switch NSF by using "specially produced" pipe for NSF testing.
The projects thrown at the contestants of Bravo's new series "Top Design" make for good bait-and-switch entertainment.
It's odd that a book about the naming of products would have so misleading a rifle, but The Making of a Name: The Inside Story of the Brands We Buy has bait-and-switch written all over it.
Bush's Baghdad bait-and-switch, two are particularly worthy of attention.
employ bait-and-switch and other aggressive sales tactics to sell
Given this city's history of bait-and-switch developments, no one can fault council members for being apprehensive.