from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put too high a price or value on.
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- v. To give a commodity an excessive price.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. price excessively high
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I thought that when these items were in shops the overprice was due because the shops paid the creators a good one, but not.
The reality is that corporate agribusiness pockets most of the cash, and any subsidy that does trickle down to genuine family farms just enables them to stay alive to get squeezed harder by the agribusiness oligopolies that overprice their inputs and underprice their outputs.
Usually at a con, you can avoid having any hotel food, by going out, by ordering in, by going to the consuite .. but here, between the restaurant, the pub, the coffee bar, and the attempt to sell overprice sandwiches between very defined 'lunch' hours, they'll get you one way or another.
Zillow recently released a study that showed sellers who purchased after June 2006 are more likely to overprice their homes than those who bought before the market peak.
Bankers don't want to overprice deal and loose their investor base but at the same time they don't want to underprice deals and loose their fee-paying issuer clients.
Sellers that must come to this market are trying to get as much money as possible to alleviate other debts, so they overprice their homes hoping for the best.
Bookstores that sell old books for profit tend to overprice their wares, often remaining oblivious to the fact that many 19th and early 20th century books are now available for free either on Google Books or the Internet Archive.
Drug companies still use patent rights to overprice their Product; I buy Prilosec OTC for $.70 per pill, instead of patent-protected $3.75 per pill previously.
Bhojwani himself never denied agreeing to overprice the trucks, but in a letter to the court maintained that his profit from the deal was actually around $25m (£16. 6m), which grew to $43. 9m (£29. 4m) as a result of the way he invested it.
Starbucks will still overprice their mediocre coffee and compete against itself by opening the same exact branch across the street.