asking price


: the price at which something is offered for sale

Example Sentences

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 The sellers first listed the mansion in March 2021 for $3.75 million and cut their asking price to $3.37 million in July 2021. Bob Goldsborough, Chicago Tribune, 12 Nov. 2022 Hoping to entice a dwindling pool of buyers, some sellers across the Sunbelt and the South have lowered their asking price. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 9 Nov. 2022 Venues had paid him nearly $10,000 a night before the scandal; now his asking price was a rock-bottom $250 per engagement. Jennifer Frederick, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Oct. 2022 Take a fresh look at your asking price and adjust it as necessary. Gary Singer, Sun Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2022 The loft sat on the market until at least this week, according to a listing on Zillow, and the asking price was cut twice. Will Parker, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 If that’s the asking price, the Rams won’t be in the mix. Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2022 That was about $100,000 more than the seller’s most recent asking price and $40,000 more than CRDA’s own appraisal. Alison Burdo, ProPublica, 14 Oct. 2022 The average sale price was significantly lower, at $20,742, though this was still more than 10 times the original asking price. Oscar Holland, CNN, 11 Oct. 2022 See More

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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 5 Dec. 2022.

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