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    #1

    in/at/for price.

    1- I bought a camera at the price/cost of 20000 rupees.
    2- I bought a camera for 20000 rupees.
    3- I bought a camera in just 20000 rupees.

    I have heard 'in xyz rupees' but using 'in' doesn't sound correct to me. Also I have doubts about 'at the price/cost' being incorrect. I have heard and read 'for xyz rupees' which, to me, sounds correct. What's the difference, If they are all correct to use?

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    #2

    Re: in/at/for price.

    I agree with you:
    #1 acceptable
    #2 best
    #3 incorrect

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    #3

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Only #2 is both correct and natural. I'd have a comma in 20,000.

    (Crossposted)

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    #4

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    I agree with you:
    #1 acceptable
    #2 best
    #3 incorrect
    I have heard 'in just xyz rupees' in commercials on TV. I don't think they'd make this very vivid mistake.

    Suppose someone says 'Now you can buy it in just 5,000 rupees'. Does it mean that the price of the certain thing is now within or below 5,000 rupees?

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    #5

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rollercoaster1 View Post
    I have heard 'in just xyz rupees' in commercials on TV. I don't think they'd make this very vivid mistake.
    They apparently did.

    Suppose someone says 'Now you can buy it in just 5,000 rupees'. Does it mean that the price of the certain thing is now within or below 5,000 rupees?
    No. It means that they are not native speaker of American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish or New Zealand English.

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    #6

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Try:

    Now you can buy if for 5000 rupees.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #7

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Try:

    Now you can buy if for 5000 rupees.
    I'd always put a comma in 5,000.

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    #8

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rollercoaster1 View Post
    I have heard 'in just xyz rupees' in commercials on TV. I don't think they'd make this very vivid mistake.

    Suppose someone says 'Now you can buy it in just 5,000 rupees'. Does it mean that the price of the certain thing is now within or below 5,000 rupees?
    It's a mistake in some variants of English.

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    #9

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's a mistake in some variants of English.
    I'd say 'most' rather than 'some'.

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    #10

    Re: in/at/for price.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I'd say 'most' rather than 'some'.
    Me too. I've run across this "in x rupees" usage occasionally in India, but nowhere else. I'd call it just plain wrong.

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