list price


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

Example Sentences

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 design is very streamlined but perhaps overly simple for the $120 [list price] price point. Rennie Dyball, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2022 Eli Lilly just recently reduced Lispro's list price, dropping them 40 percent in 2021 amid public backlash. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 11 Nov. 2022 The Act’s inflationary rebates, which went into effect last month, should curb list price hikes. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Now, offers are coming in at, or even below, the list price, and sellers are hearing an unfamiliar word: concessions. Stefanos Chen, New York Times, 4 Nov. 2022 The company said prices in the U.S. were affected by a list price reduction of the company’s Insulin Lispro injection, while international prices were sapped by government regulation in China. Will Feuer, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2022 One rather unlucky owner in a Hummer EV Facebook group was quoted $4040 to purchase a single taillight—not including labor—as first reported by The Drive, which did the due diligence of finding GM's list price for the part. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 13 Oct. 2022 According to the researchers’ data analysis, more than one in five list price introductions were accompanied by price increases, and 75% of price hikes introduced in this way were reversed within days. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 11 Oct. 2022 If lecanemab is approved, Salloway hopes that Biogen and Eisai will charge less for it than Aduhelm’s list price. Jonathan Saltzman,, 28 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of list price was in 1871

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“List price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2022.

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list price

: the retail price of an item as published in a catalog, price list, or advertisement

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