sticker price

noun

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.

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Even if the sticker price is higher, the Go is a lot cheaper than the combined cost of a Samsung phone and Gear VR. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Oculus’ $199 Go headset feels pretty good so far," 22 Mar. 2018 Even with its interior entirely wrapped in fake suede, the CTS-V is just as miserable to look at inside as the standard CTS, which costs less than half the sticker price of this one. James Lipman, Car and Driver, "2018 Cadillac CTS-V," 13 Mar. 2018 Back in 2015, when the Dodge Avenger was mercifully relegated to a footnote in Fiat Chrysler history, the last models sold for more than 15 percent off the sticker price, a savings of roughly $4,000. Kyle Stock, chicagotribune.com, "Zombie cars offer sweet deals for consumers, headaches for automakers," 25 June 2018 Back in 2015, when the Dodge Avenger was mercifully relegated to a footnote in Fiat Chrysler history, the last models sold for more than 15 percent off the sticker price, a savings of roughly $4,000. Kyle Stock, Bloomberg.com, "The Sedan is Dying, So It’s Time to Buy One," 25 June 2018 That’s half off the published sticker price of tuition, and up from about 40 percent just eight years ago. Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post, "The financial forecast for colleges is gloomy. How can they weather the storm?," 4 May 2018 An earlier version of this story said that freshmen got an average 49.1% off the sticker price. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Prizes for Everyone: How Colleges Use Scholarships to Lure Students," 17 Apr. 2018 Dawkins bought a white 2018 Dodge Charger, which has a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine, in May. Its sticker price was about $41,000. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Susan Tompor: Pockets of angst — and higher interest rates — cloud picture for car sales," 25 Jan. 2018 The cars produced so far have been the single-motor version with the longer-range battery pack, a configuration that carries a plump sticker price of $57,700—about what the original Model S was supposed to start at six years ago. Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver, "First Deliveries of $35K Version of Tesla Model 3 Delayed until Late 2018," 23 Mar. 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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sticker price

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sticker price

: 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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