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.

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Critics say the practice gives drug makers a reason to keep list prices high, distorts incentives for drug plans and leaves consumers paying more out of pocket for prescription drugs. Stephen Singer,, "Investors jump on Cigna, CVS as Trump abandons push to end drug rebates," 11 July 2019 In May, the Trump administration finalized a rule that will require drug companies to include drug list prices in television advertisements. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "879% drug price hike is one of 3,400 in 2019 so far; rate of hikes increasing," 2 July 2019 But each drug has a list price of $575 per month, putting them out of reach for many uninsured patients, as well as those whose insurance does not yet cover the new drugs. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "A Year After Approval, Migraine Drugs Are Changing Lives. But Insurance Battles Are Creating a Whole New Headache," 24 June 2019 Nina White, whose seven-year-old daughter has cystic fibrosis and is a member of the buyers club, currently pays Vertex’s list price. The Economist, "Desperate patients turn to buyers clubs," 21 June 2019 Police said the replicas were being offered through social media for between 180,000 Brazilian reals ($48,000) and 250,000 Brazilian reals ($66,000), a fraction of the list price for an original vehicle. Jack Guy And Flora Charner, CNN, "Brazilian police arrest father and son in raid on fake Lamborghini and Ferrari factory," 17 July 2019 In 2013, developers Hines and Boston Properties paid $192 million for the roughly 1.2-acre San Francisco site that is now the location of Salesforce Tower — more than twice the list price of the ranch. Roland Li,, "‘Like your own national park’: Huge California ranch on sale at $72 million," 15 July 2019 On July 1 of last year, 16 companies raised the list prices of dozens of drugs by an average 7.8%. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Trump Administration Drops Plan to Curb Drug Rebates," 11 July 2019 In the other Trump drug policy derailed this week, a federal judge on Monday blocked a rule that would have required drug makers to include the list prices of their medicines in television ads. Yasmeen Abutaleb,, "White House abandons plan to eliminate hidden rebates in order to lower drug prices," 11 July 2019

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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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