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If I want to say the price of something I sold or I bought, e.g.:

Ich kaufte das Kleid mit zwanzig Euro an.
Ich verkaufte das Kleid mit dreizehn Euro.

Is "mit" the correspondent preposition to use in such case with these two verbs?

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Btw, „ankaufen“ is used in trade contexts, for ordinary personal shopping we use „kaufen“. –  Carsten Schultz Dec 28 '13 at 18:44
    
@CarstenSchultz thx for advice –  Khaled Dec 28 '13 at 18:46

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You're looking for "für" (I bought the dress in exchange for 20€).

Ich kaufte das Kleid für zwanzig Euro [an].

Ich verkaufte das Kleid für dreizehn Euro.

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I agree with the existent answer, but partially. Actually that is region dependent. To be fair with Austria and Switzerland

Ich habe dieses Buch {für · um} 20 Euro gekauft.

depending where you are. Same case for verkaufen. enter image description here

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+1 didn't know that! Would you me tell the source for such information/charts? –  RienNeVaPlus Dec 28 '13 at 16:56
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@RienNeVaPlus sure, the answer has actually the link to to the "Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache". –  c.p. Dec 28 '13 at 16:57
    
So in almost Germany, they ask "wofür hast du das Buch gekauft"?!! –  Khaled Dec 28 '13 at 16:59
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@Khaled I'd say rather "Wieviel hast du für x bezahlt?" or, if you want to use a preposition, "für welchen Preis hast du x gekauft?" –  c.p. Dec 28 '13 at 17:02
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Actually, I'd prefer „Zu welchem Preis...“. –  Carsten Schultz Dec 28 '13 at 18:11

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