sticker price


Definition of sticker price

: a manufacturer's suggested retail price that is printed on a sticker and affixed to a new automobile broadly : the stated cost of something a computer with a high sticker price

Examples of sticker price in a Sentence

We managed to negotiate 15 percent off the sticker price. The speakers are excellent and well worth the sticker price.
Recent Examples on the Web Get the Sustain Heated Utility Jacket Pro today for $389, a 13% discount off the $449 sticker price., "Stay warm for less with these 10 winter essentials," 1 Feb. 2021 But hydrogen vehicles face a major disadvantage: The typical sticker price is about $58,000, before various incentives and rebates. Dustin Gardiner,, "Could hydrogen-electric cars be crucial to meeting California’s climate goals?," 27 Nov. 2020 With the cost of EVs expected to reach parity with gas cars within a few years, some of the sticker price issues that turn off potential buyers will disappear. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Massachusetts to Ban Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035," 31 Dec. 2020 Many of these garish shoes have nevertheless become collectible, fetching thousands of dollars (or at least ten times their sticker price) on the resale market. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "From Nike to Balenciaga, the Seven Strangest Sneakers of 2020," 24 Dec. 2020 Now the 2021 Complete Six Sigma Training Suite Bundle is available for only $31.99, which is a 98% discount from the usual $2,988 sticker price. Rl Theriot, Chron, "Get a great deal on this high-level project management training bundle," 23 Dec. 2020 This issue is especially important since vehicles from Tesla and GM have exceeded their allotment of electric vehicles eligible to receive the tax credit, meaning that people buying those vehicles are paying sticker price. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Battery Costs Down So Much, EVs Could Soon Cost Same as Gas Cars," 16 Dec. 2020 There weren't many options on the market, and consumers faced choices between short range and a high sticker price. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Four Ars staffers bought electric cars recently—here’s what we got," 22 Nov. 2020 The bad news is that none have a 2020 sticker price anywhere close to $25,000, and all the least expensive EVs come with significant tradeoffs. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "5 cheap electric cars to buy until Tesla delivers on its $25,000 promise," 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sticker price

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Sticker price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sticker price

US : the price of a vehicle that is suggested by the manufacturer and that is shown on a sticker which is attached to the vehicle also : the stated price of something

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