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 Askar and the Askar Group of Naples, Fla. paid $2.9 million for the estate in April, 2019, almost half the most recent asking price of $4.995 million and a steep discount from the original list price of $18.5 million in 2007. Kenneth R. Gosselin,, "For $50,000 a month you can rent the 40-plus room Farmington mansion once owned by rapper 50 Cent," 26 Aug. 2020 The attorney general alleged that Liu offered to sell and sold more than 1,000 N95 masks, including some at a price of $24.17 per mask, when the respirators normally would carry a list price of $1.31 each. Christopher Snowbeck, Star Tribune, "St. Paul man accused of selling N95 masks at unreasonably high prices agrees to pay $6,800," 14 Aug. 2020 Almost no one will pay the full list price for remdesivir, as with other drugs. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "Big Pharma’s Got a Brand New Coronavirus Grift," 30 June 2020 As of mid-August, the median list price in the United States was up 7.3% year over year. Ellen James Martin,, "Buying tips in a tight market," 2 Sep. 2020 That's less than the typical list price of a single COVID test. Laura Ungar, Star Tribune, "How starving public health fueled a COVID fire in Florida," 23 Aug. 2020 Beginning in 2014, Vimovo’s price was increased by Horizon 1,600%, and between January 2014 and July 2016, the company increased the list price of the drug six times to $2,250. Kerry Picket, Washington Examiner, "California Democrat profited from prescription drug price hikes," 21 Aug. 2020 For example, in Minneapolis sellers received offers that were on average 100.8 % of their list price compared with 101.3% in St. Louis Park. Jim Buchta, Star Tribune, "Twin Cities home sales surge 10% in July; median price hits $312,500," 20 Aug. 2020 For a limited time, shoppers can get this Philips Smoke-less indoor BBQ grill for just $127.95, which is $152 off its full list price of $279.95. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "Oprah and Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski approve of this indoor grill—and it's $150 off right now," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of list price

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“List price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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

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