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 It’s been popular with consumers, who benefit from lower prices, and for automakers and car dealers, who have gained from lower sticker prices through the policy without having to trim down their margins. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 6 May 2024 The base window sticker price for this GLS model is $174,350. Tony Leopardo, The Mercury News, 21 Apr. 2024 But over the past few months, automakers have cut prices; the used market has helped fill the gap for budget-conscious buyers; and new tax incentives are allowing dealers to cut up to $4,000 off the sticker price of some used and leased EVs at the point of sale—bringing prices down even further. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 16 Apr. 2024 Still others tell hundreds of thousands of followers to buy 6,000-pound vehicles, then write off the sticker price, maintenance and fuel. Julie Zauzmer Weil, Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2024 The sticker price is $43.99, but customers only pay $36.99 with a subscription. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 The base sticker price for the top-of-the-line Fisker Ocean Extreme has been cut from about $62,500 to $37,5000. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 27 Mar. 2024 The cumulative effect of rising costs, high sticker prices and increasing financial discount rates forecasts a deepening financial crisis on every level, with impacts determined in part by wealth, location, academic program and size. Brian Mitchell, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The company is expected to reveal a sticker price next week. William Gavin, Quartz, 22 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sticker price was in 1959

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“Sticker price.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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