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asking price

the price originally demanded by the seller, as before any reduction resulting from bargaining, discount, etc.
Origin of asking price
First recorded in 1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His asking price sounded like a bargain rate, and Tom, knowing Morris's reputation, was only too glad to engage him.

  • These assessed values, may be so low, as to be less than one per cent of the asking price of the lots.

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson
  • However, he kept his "asking price" up; but his selling price was as various as his buyers, and hard to deal with.

    Lincolniana Andrew Adderup
  • The cafe proprietor cherishes him so highly that he refuses to vulgarize him by printing the asking price on the same menu.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
  • So I paid the blacksmith his asking price—twenty-five cents.

  • His family status gave George a high marriage value and his Adonis physique kicked the asking price still higher.

    Love Story Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • An "all cash basis" is not uncommon these days and often brings a sizable reduction in the asking price.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
British Dictionary definitions for asking price

asking price

the price suggested by a seller but usually considered to be subject to bargaining
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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