set a/the/(one's) price (for something)

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set a/the/(one's) price (for something)

To establish or come up with a price for which one is willing to buy or sell something. A: "How much do you want for this old typewriter?" B: "Set a price, and I'll see if it's fair." He decided to let everyone set their own prices for the artwork according to their own budgets, trusting that people wouldn't rip him off. The place sets the prices way too high for this stuff. There's a shop in town that sells most of for much cheaper!
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set one's (own) price

to name the (relatively high) price at which one is willing to sell something. If you have a first edition of Milton, you can almost set your own price. They are in great demand by collectors.
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As for Madrono Ranch, Naismith owned it and had set the price at fifty dollars an acre.
We set the price, and if you can't see your way clear to take it there are no hard feelings.
The government had set the price of milk at Rs94 a litre.
The company set the price for 1 litre of diesel at QR1.90 in August compared to QR1.85 last month (July).
The committee set the price of unleaded 90-octane gasoline at JOD0.780 per liter up by JOD0.030 per liter while it set unleaded 95-octane gasoline at JOD1.010 per liter, up by JOD0.010 per liter.
"We cannot dictate to the millers the price at which they can sell the flour, it is their own choice," says Rajan Shah, chief executive officer Capwell Industries.Competition Authority of Kenya is in agreement with the millers as the boss Kariuki Wang'ombe says retail shops are free to set the price that they want as so long as they are not colluding.
In a press conference later in the Parliament building, Tuan Ibrahim explained the group wanted the government to set the price floor for palm oil to mitigate their overall cost.
The Energy Ministry had set the price per kilowatt-hour for October at LL439 ($0.29), saying the price was based on the average price of 20 liters of diesel for the month of October, which was set at LL20,997, and other factors that allegedly took into consideration a reasonable profit for owners.
There is no single price for cotton as purchasers set the price of their own choice.
The ministerial decision set the price for the sale of Marlboro (Red-Gold), Kent and Davidoff cigarettes at LE 37, Marlboro Medium at LE 35, Merit and Dunhill at LE 40, Camel at LE 34 and L&M and Lucky Strike at LE 29.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a government regulation authorizing the energy and mineral resources minister to set the price of coal for the domestic market, Reuters reported.
Mubasher Trade has set the price for shares at EGP 10.78 with a recommendation to buy at an expected yield of 19% on the offering price of EGP 10.75.
Reuters reported that Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a government regulation authorizing the energy and mineral resources minister to set the price of coal for the domestic market.
The decisions also set the price of one 10 kg cylinder of cooking gas (butane) at SYP 1,457 for distributors and 1,500 for consumers and the price of one 16 kg cylinder at 2,230 for distributors and 2,400 for consumers.
Summary: The manufacturer of the first Algerian car, Renault Algeria Production (RAP), is the only one authorized to set the price of the Algerian Symbol but this price should be lower than the one of the imported model, said Thursday in Algiers, the Minister of Industry and Mining Abdesselam Bouchouareb.