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  Bait and switch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, courts have held that the purveyor using a bait and switch operation may be subject to a lawsuit by customers for false advertising, and can be sued for trademark infringement by competing manufacturers, retailers, and others who profit from the sale of the product used as bait.
In state politics (e.g., Tennessee), "caption bills" that propose minor changes in law with simplistic titles (the bait) are introduced to the legislature with the ultimate objective of substantially changing the wording (the switch) at a later date in order to try to smooth the passage of a controversial major amendment.
Rule changes are also proposed (the bait) to meet legal requirements for public notice and mandated public hearings, then different rules are proposed at a final meeting (the switch), bypassing the objective of public notice and public discussion on the actual rules voted upon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bait_and_switch   (398 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich
Bait and Switch, Barbara Ehrenreich's remarkable follow-up to Nickel and Dimed, examines life in the ever-increasing population of the white-collar unemployed.
Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collar unemployed.
Bait and Switch highlights the people who've done everything right — gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive résumés — yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle.
www.powells.com /biblio?PID=25631&cgi=product&isbn=0805076069   (1172 words)

  
 Guides Against Bait Advertising
Bait advertising is an alluring but insincere offer to sell a product or service which the advertiser in truth does not intend or want to sell.
Its purpose is to switch consumers from buying the advertised merchandise, in order to sell something else, usually at a higher price or on a basis more advantageous to the advertiser.
The primary aim of a bait advertisement is to obtain leads as to persons interested in buying merchandise of the type so advertised.
www.ftc.gov /bcp/guides/baitads-gd.htm   (555 words)

  
 The Bait and Switch Trap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This scheme is commonly referred to as "bait and switch." It's simple enough: they advertise some item at a price low enough to lure you into the store.
"Bait and switch" is an unfair practice and is against the law.
Although you can't always spot bait ads in advance or know that the switch is going to follow, there are a few steps you can take to avoid the trap.
www.bbbsilicon.org /topic016.html   (366 words)

  
 Bait and Switch, by Barbara Ehrenreich, Reading Group Guide, Henry Holt and Company Publishers of Quality Books
Provocative and frank, Bait and Switch explores a plight that has no doubt affected you or someone in your community.
In Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, she goes undercover once again, this time to explore the grim results of corporate downsizing.
Written with hilarious candor, impeccable research, and clear-eyed respect for the faces behind the statistics, Bait and Switch exposes the untold cruelties of today’s economy.
www.henryholt.com /readingguides/ehrenreich2.htm   (1110 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bait and Switch (Global Horizons): Books: Julie Mertus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Bait and Switch: Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy should be required reading for the human rights and policy-making community.
The issues raised in Bait and Switch have even more resonance in today's global environment, where fostering a human rights culture in America and abroad should be a priority.
Bait and Switch is an exceptional examination of American foreign policy that is not only timely and accessible, but extraordinarily well documented.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0415948517?v=glance   (1552 words)

  
 Bait and Switch: The Oldest Trick in the Book
The bait and switch is alive and well on the car lot.
But the bait and switch is still very much in play.
Ad cars are the classic way the bait and switch tactic is used on the car lot.
www.edmunds.com /advice/strategies/articles/55744/article.html   (1179 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Bait And Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream: Books: Barbara Ehrenreich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Barbara Ehrenreich's latest work of social commentary, "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream," is an indictment of the "magisterial indifference of the corporate world." Posing as an unemployed white-collar worker, Ehrenreich adopts an alias and markets herself as a public relations person and event planner.
"Bait and Switch" is worth a look because of the author's self-deprecating humor, effortless writing style, and compassion for the victims of heartless companies.
"Bait and Switch" gets high marks for the author's lively presentation and style but lower marks for her exploration of an already well-publicized problem without offering a viable solution.
www.amazon.com /Bait-Switch-Futile-Pursuit-American/dp/0805076069   (3942 words)

  
 Bait and Switch
Even if they would have spent the same amount or less for the same job at a reputable shop that doesn't play the bait and switch game, they "feel" like they got a deal because the telephone quote or advertised price was low.
Bait them with a low price, set the hook with slick sales scripts then switch them over to the higher dollar job you knew they needed in the first place.
But advertising a price for a product or service as a way of getting people in the door for a different product or service at a higher price or profit margin is the very definition of "bait and switch".
www.anokaautocare.com /bait.htm   (2113 words)

  
 Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Bait and Switch
She gets an image makeover, works to project a winning attitude, yet is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and -- again and again -- rejected.
Bait and Switch highlights the people who’ve done everything right -- gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive résumés -- yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle.
Today’s ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their “surplus” employees -- plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job searching becomes a full-time job in itself.
www.barbaraehrenreich.com /baitandswitch.htm   (254 words)

  
 Chris Owen - L. Ron Hubbard on how to bait and switch
Almost exactly 40 years ago, L. Ron Hubbard gave detailed instructions on how to "bait and switch" clients of the Church of Scientology.
The precise tactics he describes below are not necessarily still in use today, though their modern equivalents are in some cases a development and are rather more sophisticated.
The fact that the tactic of "bait and switch" is in use at all says a lot about the moral character of Scientology.
www.spaink.net /cos/essays/owen_ambulance1.html   (760 words)

  
 Bait and Switch by Barbara Ehrenreich
Thirty or more people were sitting on lawn chairs and blankets under a big oak tree, in a semicircle around a middle-aged woman with a flip chart, an executive-business-style suit, and the air of a teacher.
In "Bait and Switch" she expands her view to America's under-siege middle-class white-collar workers.
But, while she had been able to obtain work in "Bait," she is unable to find a single real job in her newest efforts.
www.buzzflash.com /hartmann/05/09/har05009.html   (825 words)

  
 andrewsinclair.org: Bait and Switch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The last book I read was Bait and Switch from Barbara Ehrenreich.
I had read the related Nickel and Dimed a few years ago where Barbara takes on three low-wage jobs and explains how horrible they are.
Bait and Switch is the same concept, except that she attempts to get a white-collar job.
www.andrewsinclair.org /archive/bait_and_switch.htm   (192 words)

  
 800 CEO Read.com - Bait and Switch By Barbara Ehrenreich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Armed with a plausible résumé of a professional “in transition,” she attempts to land a middle-class job—undergoing career coaching and personality testing, then trawling a series of EST-like boot camps, job fairs, networking events, and evangelical job-search ministries.
Bait and Switch highlights the people who’ve done everything right—gotten college degrees, developed marketable skills, and built up impressive résumés—yet have become repeatedly vulnerable to financial disaster, and not simply due to the vagaries of the business cycle.
Today’s ultra-lean corporations take pride in shedding their “surplus” employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight zone of white-collar unemployment, where job searching becomes a full-time job in itself.
800ceoread.com /products/?ISBN=0805076069   (252 words)

  
 The Official Web Site of Author Larry Brooks : Bait and Switch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The story opens with Wolf nursing a broken heart and an impending mid-life crisis, which makes the once-in-a-lifetime (albeit dangerous) opportunity that plops squarely in his lap all the more tempting, not to mention timely.
BAIT AND SWITCH has a complex plot, but Brooks is such a masterful writer that it doesn't seem so involved.
Brooks is in no hurry here; he takes his time guiding the reader through a few labyrinths, but does so with a sure-footed assurance that never permits the plot to drag or droop.
booksbybrooks.com /book4bs.shtml   (938 words)

  
 The Bait and Switch Honeypot
Project Definition: The Bait and Switch Honeypot is a multifaceted attempt to take honeypots out of the shadows of the network security model and to make them an active participant in system defense.
Work on Bait and Switch is ongoing still, if a bit slower than previously.
Please email me, subscribe to this list, or contact us through the forums at the sourceforge site if you are going to be using Bait and Switch, are interested in helping out, or have general comments.
baitnswitch.sourceforge.net   (1600 words)

  
 Bait and Switch: The Neocon Case for War in Iraq
Bait and Switch: The Neocon Case for War in Iraq
The neocon foreign policy agenda got neither a thorough vetting nor public explication -- because its authors apparently thought the American people wouldn't understand it or wouldn't buy it.
Instead, the neocons pulled a classic, and very arrogant, bait and switch.
www.commondreams.org /views03/0731-07.htm   (911 words)

  
 Project Bait and Switch
"Bait and Switch" is an experiment to find out whether small, personal home pages and Web sites of large organizations get identical treatment from blocking software companies in deciding what to block.
We collected some of the anti-gay statements from the home pages of four well-known conservative sites: the Family Research Council, the Focus on the Family, the Official Dr. Laura web page and Concerned Women for America (none of these sites are currently blocked by any of the programs that we tested).
The "bait" pages were submitted for review to each of the blocking companies (through anonymous HotMail accounts so that the companies wouldn't know the submissions were coming from Peacefire).
www.peacefire.org /BaitAndSwitch   (637 words)

  
 Bait and Switch
Arts: Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream.
Bait and Switch: An Interview with Barbara Ehrenreich
Bait and Switch turns out to be less about working 9 to 5 than about the surreal, exploitative subculture of career coaches, networking gurus, image consultants, and even Christian evangelists who seek to feed off the desperation of the middle-class jobless.
www.mojones.com /arts/books/2005/09/bait_and_switch.html   (592 words)

  
 Bait and Switch
Then again, the boss did have that offend-everyone-on-sight thing working against him, so he really shouldn't be surprised that one of the men he'd put away was out for revenge.
Nor was it really a surprise that Gibbs had volunteered--yet again--to put himself in the line of fire and act as bait to catch the bastard.
But first...first they had to get Gibbs through this bait and switch alive.
www.yuletidetreasure.org /archive/11/baitand.html   (1349 words)

  
 Bait and Switch: A Moral Dilemma (at Fury.com)
Bait and Switch: A Moral Dilemma (at Fury.com)
In the 'switch' style, but using no Apple logos or implied consent, I voiced my own opinion on Apple's new policy, and frankly I'm pretty proud of the result.
And herein lies the problem: Once I finish my HCI masters at Carnegie Mellon next year, Apple is very high on the list of companies where I would like to work.
www.fury.com /article/1386.php   (796 words)

  
 Smalltalk Tidbits, Industry Rants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The computers are, by and large, an easier switch than the cars.
But cutting and pasting and moving files and editing text and browsing the web and reading mail and improving photos and so on, these days that’s all much of a muchness, whatever computer you’re sitting in front of.
So Erlang should be useful outside of telecom where high reliability is a key requirement, where the heart of the application is switching...
cincomsmalltalk.com /blog/blogView?showComments=true&entry=3300350211   (6518 words)

  
 Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection: PriceRitePhoto: Abusive Bait and Switch Camera Store
I truly hope that this attention shines a light on the abusive bait and switch tactics that so many of you have also unfortunately experienced and shared in your comments.
I would be interested if someone at PriceGrabber could comment on this report and tell us why after this merchant was removed from their site a year ago and a known bait and switch merchant who used extortion to try and influence feedback, that they would be allowed back on.
This might make it easier for them to be nice when they are making money on a transaction and not advertising rock bottom prices to then bait and switch.
thomashawk.com /2005/11/priceritephoto-abusive-bait-and-switch.html   (11953 words)

  
 Open source bait-and-switch - Musings on Open Source Java and XML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Looking at the open source offering, some interesting tidbits can be found in the FAQ as well: the better known persistence managers and file system implementations are either slow or transactionally unsafe.
Of course, the exit path here again is the switch trick: CRX.
In short, they shouldn't have used open source in the first place.
blog.outerthought.org /articles/2006/04/25/open-source-bait-and-switch   (739 words)

  
 Las Vegas: Bait and Switch - TV.com
X-Ray machines have been—and still are in some places—used in diamond mines to search miners at the end of each day.
Tell the world what you think of Bait and Switch, write a review for this episode.
See all Bait and Switch Community Reviews (3) »
www.tv.com /las-vegas/bait-and-switch/episode/562438/summary.html   (309 words)

  
 Bait & Switch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
All of us have been told of the bait and switch tactics of salesmen.
Most of us don’t expect it in the martial art world.
Confusion is one of the main tactics of the bait and switch artist.
www.gordonmartialarts.com /matopics/ma-topics-baitandswith120404.html   (527 words)

  
 Bait and Switch
Bait and Switch: Why Did Bonnie Fuller jump from Us to American media?
Bait and Switch: His Rolling Stone is in trouble, but at least he's got Bonnie Fuller working her fl magic at Us Weekly.
Bait and Switch: Fashion flash: the front row has been rearranged.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/news/people/columns/n_9192/index.html   (637 words)

  
 John Quiggin » Blog Archive » Bait and switch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Iranians can be taken at their word when they threaten cessation of exports in retaliation for imposition of sanctions.
The recent activity in the Saudi kingdom suggest AQ has switched from massacring civilians to disrupting oil exports.
It may well be that the US will find that while military might is excellent at destruction and terror, it’s not much good at production and security of supply.
johnquiggin.com /index.php/archives/2006/02/25/bait-and-switch   (9040 words)

  
 John Quiggin » Blog Archive » Bait and switch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
John, you said that if you were going to pay attention to Jennifer Marohasy you would have to throw away 30 years of research - the implication being that she was wrong.
Just be big enough to admit it instead of attempting a bait and switch of your own.
Sea Dog, I’ll take your non-response to mean that you aren’t aware of any points on which I was wrong.
johnquiggin.com /index.php/archives/2006/05/26/bait-and-switch-2   (4317 words)

  
 The New York Observer Bridal Blog: Bait and Switch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The New York Observer Bridal Blog: Bait and Switch
My stomach churns, thinking of my homemade certificate good for ten free backrubs which doesn't seem to cut it.
The old bait and switch, but I jump in without missing a beat.
thebridalblog.observer.com /2006/02/bait-and-switch.html   (448 words)

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