list price


Definition of list price 

: the basic price of an item as published in a catalog, price list, or advertisement before any discounts are taken

Examples of list price in a Sentence

The car's list price was $30,000, but the actual selling price was less. We were given a 10 percent discount off the list price.

Recent Examples on the Web

The Vegas Golden Knights, in their second year in the league and coming off a Stanley Cup final appearance, had the second-highest average list price at $271. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "How much money can Seattle NHL fans expect to pay for tickets? More than in most other sports," 5 Dec. 2018 Those principles notably do not require a drug’s list price be disclosed in advertisements, as the Trump administration is expected to require. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Pharma’s new plan to put more info — but not drug list prices — in TV ads," 15 Oct. 2018 It’s hard to put that in perspective because most boat companies are notoriously cagey about listing prices, but a Sea Fox 226 Commander center console shows a dealer asking $66,995 with a 200-hp Yamaha and no trailer. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Testing the Yamaha 210 FSH: The Boat That Blew Up the Formula," 31 Aug. 2018 Perhaps the hottest home in the whole country to hit the real estate market this week, an immaculate Victorian mansion in Woodland boasts six bedrooms, 11,200 square feet and a gorgeous exterior, with a list price of $3.85 million. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "A Woodland mansion is listed for $3.9 million. Why SF residents may call it a bargain | The Sacramento Bee," 21 Apr. 2018 The third drug, a combination of Kalydeco and another drug, will come with a list price of $292,000 per year. Megan Thielking, STAT, "Mass. governor defends Vertex drug pricing, saying ‘innovation is expensive’," 9 Apr. 2018 According to Connecture, the list price for Apidra SoloStar — an injectable insulin product that Gaytan uses several times per day — increased from $33.24 per pen in early 2009 to $104.28 per pen in early 2018. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Washington Post, "Retooled Vaccine Raises Hopes As A Lower-Cost Treatment For Type 1 Diabetes," 13 July 2018 Rebates and discounts comprised 45% of Merck’s average list price last year; that figure was just 27.3% in 2010. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Drug Supply Chain Feels the Trump Effect," 11 July 2018 In response, the NHS proposed to add Orkambi and all future Vertex cystic fibrosis drugs to the current budget allotted to cover the cost of Kalydeco, an older drug already available in the UK, to the $254,000 list price. Ed Silverman,, "Vertex, U.K. health officials at impasse over pricey cystic fibrosis drug," 5 July 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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: the price of a product that is shown in a catalog, advertisement, etc.

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