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.

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That's the current asking price on one of three lake Michigan and Superior lighthouses that are up for auction this month. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "3 historic lighthouses on the Great Lakes to be auctioned," 18 July 2019 Whether in converted art deco office buildings or new glass towers, units are spending more time on the market and often selling below asking prices. Sydney Price,, "Apartments languish in Manhattan’s Financial District," 21 Aug. 2019 Roma have been trying to thrash out a deal all summer, but Inter's asking price is thought to have proven problematic., "Mauro Icardi: The Contenders to Sign Him & Where He Might End Up," 21 Aug. 2019 Separately, the services' asking prices add up to $17.97 ($6.99, $5.99, and $4.99, respectively), thus marking a 27% discount for the whole shebang. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Disney’s new streaming bundle priced to compete with “standard” Netflix plan," 6 Aug. 2019 Currently, five homes are on the market with asking prices around $5 million or more., "Oregon Supreme Court doesn’t rule on central question: Is Oswego Lake private, or must it be open to all?," 1 Aug. 2019 To close a deal, more sellers are trimming asking prices or paying for repairs, said Amber Dolle, a San Fernando Valley real estate agent. Andrew Khouri,, "Southern California home prices are flat in May as sales fall," 26 June 2019 For Game 3, asking prices for those seats reportedly were between $20,000 and $92,000 apiece. Ann Killion,, "Warriors investor embarrasses team, underscores how vulnerable players are," 6 June 2019 Developers are now holding the line on asking prices and planning increases. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Amazon Employees Join the Rush to Buy Long Island City Condos," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of asking price

1755, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of asking price

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

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