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quote a price (for something)

To provide an estimated cost for some service or product. A noun or pronoun can be used between "quote" and "a price" to specify who is being provided the estimate. Can you quote me a price for how much this repair will cost? We don't quote prices because there are too many variables that can change during the course of our repair work.
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quote a price

to name or state in advance the charge for doing or supplying something. The mechanic quoted a price of $100 to repair my car. The carpenter quoted a price for fixing the stairs.
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In fact, including documentation of price-setting mechanisms and application of the CUP method in the case of commodities that are traded at a quoted price in the master file would simplify transfer pricing documentation and would be welcomed by MNEs that regularly produce, purchase, sell, or deal in commodities.
In step 2, the reporting entity is to presume that a quoted price is associated with a distressed transaction unless there is evidence that (1) there was sufficient time before the measurement date to allow for usual and customary marketing activities for the asset, and (2) there were multiple bidders for the asset.
Indeed, on several occasions they have told me I could buy at two games above the quoted price.
KARACHI, March 23, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) has awarded 4th contract for the supply of 200,000 metric tons of white sugar to M/s Al-Khaleej Sugar Co, Dubai at $ 596.10 per tonne C&F.A TCP official said here Monday, that six bidders had quoted prices in response to the international sugar tender for 200,000 metric tons floated by TCP on February 22, 2010.The highest price was quoted by Cargil International Switzerland at $ 626 per ton C&F for 50,000 MT of sugar while M/s Spizo of Spain quoted the lowest rate at $ 570 per ton C&F for 100,000 MT of sugar.
The investigations have been prompted by complaints that petrol has not been available at the quoted prices and that the airline tickets have had restrictions.
KARACHI, March 06, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Eight bidders have quoted prices in response to the international sugar tender for 200,000 metric tons floated by Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) on January 20.
KARACHI, February 20, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Seven bidders have quoted prices in response to the international sugar tender for 200,000 metric tons floated by Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP).
The quoted prices for local sale range between Rs 3000 to 3409 per maund while for exports 49.275 cents per pound for grade III and 50.59 cents per pound for grade II.