I am looking for a proverb or idiom that indicates bad bargaining skills of a person. For e.g., a person might bargain for a kilo/pound vegetables, succeed but end up buying only a quarter kilo/pound. This would also indicate a foolish person.

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    google.com/search?q=idioms+for+shopping - He is likely to buy a pig in a poke - Anyone could sell him a pig in a poke – mplungjan Nov 11 '17 at 12:05
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    Most English speakers would recognize the allusion if you said, "If you sent him to market to sell a cow, he'd come back with a handful of magic beans." – Sven Yargs Nov 12 '17 at 22:14

To be “Selling yourself short” perhaps?

  • I would have voted this up, but you didn't cite any reference, nor enlarge on it in any way. – Nigel J Nov 11 '17 at 16:09
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    I've not been able to find an authority giving any meaning for 'sell oneself / somebody / something short' other than 'give an underestimate of the value of'. I wouldn't equate having bad haggling skills with selling oneself short. – Edwin Ashworth Nov 11 '17 at 16:23

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