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    Default Need some help from you linguistic guru's!

    Have seen this many times, at first I thought it was from those folks north of our border ( eh?) Its the phrase "Asking for"..used instead of selling for x amount of $ or buying for x amount of $. Is this "new" phraseology that has just shown up or....??
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    I kinda of read into "asking for" as the price may be negotiable (?).....I dunno...

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    I agree with the above.

    Kinda like saying "I want x for the item, but might take less".

    Might be used when the seller isn't super sure of value so they are picking a price but not dead set on it.
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    This isn't new phraseology at all. I find this question as strange as if you had asked what "OBO" meant. Perhaps it's not used in parts of the country but it seems very common to me.

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    Some folks say "pricey", some say "spendy", I say "are you f'ing kidding me".
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    Up until say a few years ago i had never heard this term, am and was active on various audio forums and such...so didn't know where it came from...
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    Quote Originally Posted by starkiller View Post
    Have seen this many times, at first I thought it was from those folks north of our border ( eh?) Its the phrase "Asking for"..used instead of selling for x amount of $ or buying for x amount of $. Is this "new" phraseology that has just shown up or....??
    You think the term "Asking for" came from Canada because we're so *@$#ing polite?

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