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The value of a thing with real or perceived worth. Price represents the amount of value the market has assigned, fairly or unfairly, to a good or service. Normally, prices are expressed in terms of money, but practices such as countertrade and PIK securities indicate that prices may be expressed in goods: "four chickens for two sheep." Price is a necessary component of trade.

Prices tend to be regulated by the law of supply and demand; that is, a price of a good or service increases with smaller supply and/or greater demand. A corollary to this is the idea that commoditization drives prices down because it increases supply (sometimes vastly) while leaving demand the same. Prices likewise rise when the value of money declines. Governments can and have controlled the prices of certain goods and services by subsidy or decree. This is usually an anti-inflationary measure and tends to distort, rather than eliminate, the law of supply and demand. It is thus not generally sustainable as a mechanism for controlling price.

selling price

the PRICE at which a firm offers a product for sale. Selling price is usually set at a level that covers PRODUCTION and SELLING COSTS and an appropriate PROFIT MARGIN.
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The steel giant said it expected demand to pick up in the second half of the year, although the benefits of improved selling prices were likely to countered by further rises in the cost of raw materials.
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Cost-to-retail ratio under the retail-LCM method: The preamble to the proposed regulations explains that, under the retail-LCM method, a reduction in retail selling price reduces the value of ending inventory in the same ratio as the cost-to-retail ratio.
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Prices moved higher, with selling price per room improving nearly $1,700, to $15,736.
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Contrary to popular opinion, an appropriate and equitable selling price can be found quickly and inexpensively for most small practices, with relatively little need for complex analysis or valuation consultants.