asking price


: the price at which something is offered for sale

Examples of asking price in a Sentence

The original asking price for the car was $20,000, but I was eventually able to buy it for $18,000.
Recent Examples on the Web This a 110-acre landmass with fresh water, an electric generator, and, most important, mobile service has an asking price of $160 million. Chris Morris, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2024 This may include offering at or above asking price, waiving inspections and offering flexible close dates for the sellers. Jackie Reed, Kansas City Star, 3 Apr. 2024 Among the priciest items — asking price between $20,000 and $30,000 — is a typed 1965 letter to Bennett from Martin Luther King Jr.; in it, King thanks Bennett for entertaining those in that year’s Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 27 Mar. 2024 Offered jointly by brokers Fraser and Edmiston, Olympus has an asking price of $28.5 million. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2024 The last asking price before a sale was strikingly closer, averaging a mere 3% gap, as buyers and sellers are on common ground. John Walkup, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 The national median asking price for homes reached $415,500 in February, according to, while the total value of U.S. homes grew 5.3% between December 2022 and December 2023, according to a Redfin estimate of 90 million properties. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 8 Mar. 2024 The asking price was $425,000, with monthly maintenance of around $1,200. Joyce Cohen, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 The asking price for the 2,536-square-foot building on 0.43 acres is $625,000. Journal Sentinel, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of asking price was in 1755

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“Asking price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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