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bait-and-switch

[beyt-n-swich] /ˈbeɪt nˈswɪtʃ/
adjective
1.
denoting a deceptive method of selling, by which customers, attracted to a store by sale items, are told either that the advertised bargain item is out of stock or is inferior to a higher-priced item that is available.
noun
2.
an act or instance of such practice.
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