asking price


Definition of 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 And now, the NBA legend is lowering the price again, this time seeking $19.5 million for his lakeside estate, or $8.5 million less than the original $28 million asking price set in 2018, according to a report in GrowthSpotter. Amanda Rabines,, "Shaquille O’Neal drops price on Isleworth mansion again, this time to $19.5 million," 10 Sep. 2020 This open house was a penthouse, premium Tribeca, just over $4 million asking price. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Party Foul: Listing Agents Walk In on Parties in Progress," 8 Sep. 2020 Clowney’s contract with the Titans marked a sharp decline from his original asking price at the beginning of the free agency period in March. oregonlive, "Jadeveon Clowney signs with the Tennessee Titans: Report," 6 Sep. 2020 Things couldn’t have gone much better for singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, who just sold her Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills for $2.538 million — or $289,000 over her asking price. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Natasha Bedingfield sells Hollywood Hills home to actress Sydney Poitier," 3 Sep. 2020 On their seventh, and final, offer which also happened to be under asking price, the tides turned. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Think the NFL's competitive? Try being Matt Overton the real estate agent," 2 Sep. 2020 The sale price wasn't disclosed; the asking price was $15 million. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Park Avenue House owner gets the OK to turn lower-income hotel into an upscale Hilton," 26 Aug. 2020 That price point is $10 higher than the $59.99 asking price for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the same game, which are due to launch September 4. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "2K breaks gaming’s de facto $60 ceiling, asks $70 for next-gen NBA 2K21," 2 July 2020 The asking price for the 5,500-square-foot property is $14.95 million. Joseph Neese, House Beautiful, "'Friends' Star Matthew Perry Lists His Luxurious Malibu Home With Josh Flagg of 'Million Dollar Listing'," 28 Aug. 2020

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1755, in the meaning defined above

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“Asking price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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: the price that is asked for by a person who is selling something

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