Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Margin or gross margin the return an intermediary achieves on the selling price of the article. That is, if the intermediary buys a product for $1 and sells it for $1.50, the margin is calculated. For example, .50 divided by $1.50, or 33%.
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Also known as "sticker price." MSRP is what the vehicle manufacturer determines is the value of the car at retail. In the majority of situations, the vehicle sells for less than the MSRP. However, it can sell for more than the MSRP if the vehicle is in particularly high demand.
Acronym for Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price, which is an auto's recommended selling price. Most options are not included in the MSRP.  Open-end lease A lease term that requires the lessee to pay the difference between residual value and fair market value at the end of the lease term if the fair market value is lower.  Preparation charges Charges imposed by a dealer for preparing a newly purchased auto for delivery to the buyer. These include fueling and servicing the auto and any cosmetic changes made just prior to sale.  Rate changes (such as for a home equity line of credit) Periodic resetting of the interest rate on a line of credit or fixed-rate loan. Often, the base rate is a widely used rate such as the prime rate—the rate the largest U.S. banks charge their best customers.