Definitions for "Bait and Switch"
An illegal tactic in which a seller advertises a product with the intention of persuading customers to purchase a more expensive product.
6,7,8,9,10 A tactic in which a customer is attracted by the advertisement of a low-priced item but is then encouraged to buy a higher-priced one.
advertising a product at one price, usually a low or bargain price, while actually having in stock little or nothing of this product and offering to sell the customer a similar product at a higher price. Page 213
An unethical practice of some brokers where they promise a low interest rate only to manipulate the situation, forcing you to take a higher rate. They are betting the customer would rather pay more than start the whole process over again.
Republican technique of promising an attractive policy and then replacing it with a radical right wing ... designed to raise corporate profits and wealth usually at the expense of harming the environment and expanding poverty. (Clear skies Initiative, tort Reform, Social Security Reforem, No Child Left Behind Act, etc.)
The act of submitting one page to a search engine, waiting for the search engine to spider it, then replacing the page with another.
The process of submitting a web page to a search engine or directory and then substituting it with an unrelated page after the search engine or directory has logged the original one.