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Business English – Unit Eight

Unit Eight

Part I

201. Your counter-offer is much too low, especially considering the small amount of your order.

202. Our price is fixed on a reasonable level.

203. Our products are moderately priced.

204. This is the best price we can give you.

205. The price has been reduced to the limit.

206. Our price is already on its lowest level.

207. There is little scope for further reducing the price.

208. Considerable quantities have been sold at this level, any further reduction is out of the question.

209. We cannot make any further discounts.

210. This is our rock-bottom price. We can’t make any further concessions.

211. Sorry, we generally do not quote on a discount basis.

212. We can’t make any allowance for this lot.

213. This is the very best offer we can make for your. We consider this is a rock-bottom price indeed.

214. I’m afraid there is no room to negotiate the price.

215. This is a special offer and is not subject to our usual discount.

216. The possibility of a fall in price is rather remote, I’m afraid.

217. The price we offer you is the lowest, we cannot do better.

218. We very much regret to say that we can’t cut the price to the extent your required.

219. We are in a difficult position to satisfy your request for reducing the price.

220. It is really difficult to comply with your request for shading the price.

Part II

221. I dare say that the prices we offer compare favorably with any quotations you can obtain elsewhere.

222. I’m afraid you won’t find another company who will give you a cheaper price than ours.

223. What we give you is a good price. We don’t think it could be put better. Take it or leave it, it’s up to you.

224. If you compare the quality of our goods with that of other countries, you will see that our price is very reasonable.

225. The price we quoted you for belts is much lower than that of last year’s. You must have found it very competitive.

226. Our offer might be a bit high, but you will soon make bigger profits when market fluctuations stop.

227. The present market situation is on an upward trend, so you don’t have to worry about the profit.

228. Our product is rather competitive, so there is no question of profit.

229. Your counter-offer seems to be a little tight. If so, our profit margin will be too small.

230. If you increase your initial order to 30,000, I suppose we would consider reducing the price to $380 per unit.

231. If you double the order, we may consider giving you an 8% discount.

232. The best we can do is to allow you 2% off our quotation.

233. There are so many rich people in your area. To them, a high price means a good quality product.

234. If you stick to your counter-offer without any compromise, we might not be able to make a deal.

235. Your bid is obviously out of line with the price ruling in the present market.

236. We regret that we cannot book your order according to your counter-offer.

237. Our table-cloths are moderately priced and quite salable in your market.

238. We don’t think that this price can be considered high in your market.

239. We feel that your counter-offer is not proper because the price for such material is on the rise at present.

240. We are not in a position to entertain business at your price, since it is far below our cost price.

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Business English – Unit Seven

Unit Seven

Part I

161. We hope you will consider our counter-offer most favorably and tell us your decision at your earliest convenience.

162. We wish you will consider you price and give a new bid, so that there can be a possibility for us to meet halfway.

163. To accept the prices you quote would leave us with only a small profit on our sales because the principal demand in or city is for articles in the medium price range.

164. Your competitors are offering considerably lower prices and unless you can reduce your quotations, we shall have to buy elsewhere.

165. To accept your present quotation would mean a heavy loss to us, not to speak of profit.

166. I wish to point out that your offers are higher than some of the quotations from your competitors in other countries.

167. Your price really leaves no margin for reduction whatsoever.

168. We can obtain the same quality through another channel at a much lower price than that you quoted us.

169. There is a big difference between your price and those of your competitors.

170. We hope that you will quote us your rock-bottom price, otherwise we have no alternative but to place our orders elsewhere.

171. If you insist on your original offer, it will reduce our profit considerably.

172. We didn’t expect that the discount you offer would be so low.

173. Your price should be based on the actual situation of our customer.

174. In our market, products of similar types are so many and with such low process that many of our regular customers may switch to other companies, I’m afraid.

175. Your offer is not acceptable because we have another supplier offering similar quality products at a 4% discount.

176. Your quotation is by no means favorable with those of other origins.

177. I’m sorry to say that your prices are about 9% higher than those offered by other suppliers.

178. Compared with what is quoted by other suppliers, your price is uncompetitive.

179. Your price compare unfavorably with your competitor’s.

180. Our counter-offer is well in line with the international market fair and reasonable.

Part II

181. Your offer is wider than we can consider.

182. We very much regret to state that our end users here find your price too high and out of line with the prevailing market level.

183. We appreciate the good quality of your goods, but unfortunately we are not going to accept the offer on your terms.

184. We find your prices are too high to be acceptable.

185. We regret to say that your offer is not in the least encouraging.

186. The quotation submitted by you is too high.

187. We regret that it is impossible for us to entertain the bid.

188. You’re making us pay too high a price. That’ll put us in a tight corner.

189. It would be impossible for me to push any sales at such high prices.

190. Your price is beyond our expectation.

191. You should know that the price of the same product should be fixed differently in different markets, but yours is definitely too high in our market.

192. Your quotation of sewing machines is too high to be acceptable.

193. We regret so say that your price is on the high side. We do not think there is any possibility of business unless you cut your price by 20%

194. Your price has gone up so rapidly. It would be impossible for us to push any sales at such a price.

195. We regret to say that there is no possibility of business because of your high price.

196. The price you offered is entirely unworkable.

197. if you hang on to the original offer, business is impossible.

198. If you are able to make the price easier, we might take a larger quantity.

199. There is little likelihood of concluding business at your price.

200. We think that your offer is not favorable for us to increase the market share on our end.

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Business English – Unit Six

Unit Six

Part I

131. This offer is subject to your reply reaching here on or before 26th June.

132. If we can receive your order within the next ten days, we will make you a firm offer at the prices quoted.

133. This offer is firm (open, valid) for 5 days.

134. The price we quoted is on FOB Shanghai basis instead of CIF Hong Kong basis and our offer will be valid until August 31.

135. We make you’re the offer subject to your reply reaching us not later than noon December 23.

136. We have the offer ready for you.

137. I’d like to remind you that we’ll have to withdraw our offer if we don’t hear from you by next Monday.

138. This offer will remain effective for another 10 days from June 1,

139. The quality of our products is good and the prices are reasonable, so we are confident that you’ll accept our offer dated 4th May.

140. Since the market is advancing rapidly, the price we offered you is the best, I believe.

141. here are our latest price sheets. You’ll see that our prices are most competitive.

142. We believe that the price we offer you can compete well with those of other firms.

143. We hope you will accept our offer and give us your order soon.

144. We feel that our offer will give you full satisfaction and hope to receive a favorable reply from you soon.

145. If you think our proposal acceptable, pleas let us have your order at an early date.

Part II

146. We have the pleasure in offering you our product.

147. We are interested in making you an offer on our hand-made carpets, which are well received in the overseas markets.

148. Our price for two dozen pairs of plastic shower curtains with matching drapes would be $45. Shall we hold them for your order?

149. We give you a price of $1440, FOB Chicago.

150. We are pleased to quote you for 1500 dozen men’s shirts as per the sample sent you before, at the price of $5 per piece CIF New York for prompt shipment.

151. In compliance with your request, we are now offering you 2000 dozen magnifiers at $36 per dozen CIF San Francisco, September shipment.

152. You will note that we are in position to offer you 50 long tons of tin toil sheets at the attractive price of $135 per long ton CF Shanghai.

153. We offer you 1500 tons of Canada Oats at the price of $400 per ton.

154. We can quote you a price of $75 a typewriter and a 10% discount on shipping.

155. Our average wholesale price is $180 per unit.

156. We offer you firm 2000 tons of chemical fertilizer at $150 per long ton CIF Vietnam for delivery in April.

157. We can offer a quantity discount of up to 15%, but we are prepared to give 20% discount for an offer to buy the complete stock.

158. I have here our price sheet on an FAS vessel basis. The prices are given without engagement.

159. As prices are steadily rising, we would advise you to place your order without delay.

160. Our product is in great demand and the supply is limited, so we would recommend that you accept this offer as soon as possible.

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Business English – Unit Five

Unit Five

Part I

101. Pleas quote us for the goods listed on the enclosed inquiry sheet, giving your process CIF Jakarta.

102. Pleas quote us your lowest price CIF Hamburg for 10MT of walnut meat.

103. Pleas quote us FOB London for 100 reams of good quality white poster paper.

104. Pleas quote us your most competitive prices in order to consummate business.

105. Pleas quote us your lowest price for fertilizers.

106. Pleas quote us your best price and let us know the minimum quantity for each order.

107. Pleas make us as offer on CIF Hong Kong basis for handmade leather gloves.

108. Pleas make us an offer, giving your price FOB New York.

109. We have already made an inquiry for your articles; pleas make an offer before the end of this month.

110. I would like to make an inquiry about this type of leather bag.

111. We shall be pleased if you will furnish us with your quotation for this product.

112. Many of our customers are interested in your “Seagull” brand household scissors and we wish to have your CF Shanghai quotations.

113. we want to know the price CIF Tokyo for your printed shirting

114. We are anxious to get an offer for your products.

115. We shall be very glad to receive an offer from you on this brand of radios.

Part II

116. We should like to know the offer for the price of this kind.

117. We would like to know the minimum order quantities per color and per design.

118. What price could you quote us on two dozen sets?

119. Would you please quote us a price on your 71*84 reversible wool blankets, 15% wool and 85% cotton, bound with rayon satin?

120. How much are you asking for this brand of ties?

121. If we order 10,000 units, what will be your offer?

122. What’s the price for 1000 kilos of white sugar?

123. Can you supply this quality at approximately 50 cents per meter?

124. If our order is a substantial one, how much will you bring your price down?

125. How much discount could you offer on an order of this size?

126. Pleas inform us what special offer you can make us.

127. Here is a list of my requirements. I’d like to have your lowest quotations, CIF New York.

128. Pleas inform us of your lowest price CIF London.

129. We would appreciate it very much if you let us know what discount you can grant us if we give you a large order of your products.

130. Pleas let us have your best quotation by tomorrow, together with the appropriate time of shipment.

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Business English – Unit Four

Unit Four

91. We assure you that such things will not happen again in our future deliveries.

92. We’d like to avail ourselves of this opportunity to assure you of our prompt and careful attention in handling your future orders.

93. Our products are always as good as the samples we send, I can promise there will be no debasement of quality.

94. I guarantee that there is no difference in quality between the products we’ll send you next month and what samples you saw just now.

95. I can promise you that the products we send you will be of A-1 quality.

96. Our products are surely of standard quality.

97. I give you my word that the payment will be made not later that the end of June.

98. I promise I will check into these problems, and find out if they were our fault.

99. We can make sure that these goods will avoid being damaged during the transit.

100. We will provide a fresh guarantee for the protection of the equipment repaired.

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Business English – Unit Three

Unit Three

Part I

61. We wish to introduce ourselves to you as a sate-owned corporation dealing exclusively in light industrial goods.

62. We are introducing ourselves as one of the lading exporters of the same line of business.

63. We have the pleasure of introducing ourselves to you as a state corporation specializing in the export of canned goods.

64. We introduce ourselves as dealers in bicycles and spare parts. We have been in this line for over two decades.

65. Our corporation is specialized in handling the export business of textiles.

66. The main products our corporation deals in are electrical appliances.

67. Our company is mainly engaged in agricultural products.

68. We specialize in the export of table-cloths.

69. Our company mainly deals with the export business of silk goods.

70. Our specialization is the exportation of Chinese silk garments.

71. We are engaged in the import and export of machinery.

72. We are now doing a large import business in fruits from Southeast Asia.

73. We specialize in handling clocks and watches of all sorts.

74. We also take on a variety of silk piece goods.

75. Our activities cover a wide range of commodities, such as ties, belts and shirts.

Part II

76. We are in a very good position to supply most grades of canned fish at competitive prices and for good delivery.

77. We are in a position to accept orders against customers samples specifying design, specifications and packaging requirements.

78. We are not exporting straw and willow products, embroideries,, porcelain wares, jade carvings, antiques, Chinese paintings, silk flowers and various kinds of toys and gifts.

79. Our corporation is a major producer of technically advanced machinery and chemicals for industry and agriculture.

80. Electronic products fall within the scope of our business activities.

81. We also do export business of hand made woven articles.

82. We have been engaged in the glass business with many Asian countries for many years.

83. Our company is mainly in the line of exporting Chinese art objects to European markets.

84. We also do import and export business in chemicals and agricultural products.

85. We have been importing and exporting all kinds of metals and minerals for 30 years and have many customers and friends in over 80 countries and regions.

86. Our corporation is a group enterprise integrating scientific research, business, production and service.

87. As a joint venture, our corporation has won a prominent position in the fields of home electronics, computers and telecommunications in China.

88. We are prepared to accept orders for goods with customers’ own trade marks or brand names.

89. We have been handling leather shoes and gloves for more than 20 years.

90. We have been engaged for two decades in the manufacture of such equipment.

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Business English – Unit Two

Unit Two

Part I

31. This model of typewriter is efficient and durable, economical and practical for middle school students.

32. The computer we produced is characterized by its high quality, compact size, energy saving and is also easy to learn and easy to operate.

33. They are not only as low-priced as the goods of other markers, but they are distinctly superior in the following respects.

34. You will get a 30% increase in production upon using this machine and also it allows one person to perform the tasks of three people.

35. This product will pay its own way in a year.

36. This machine will pay back your investment in six months.

37. The new type of suitcase car designed by our engineers is very ingenious and practical.

38. This kind of bicycle can be folded in half and handy to carry around, especially useful during traveling and traffic jams.

39. The maximum speed of this kind of variable-speed bicycle is 30 km per hour.

40. These machines have few breakdowns and are easy to maintain because of their simple mechanical structure.

41. Compared with the other brands, this kind of type costs less per mile and wears much longer due to its topnotch rubber.

42. This kind of type is characteristic of nonskid stops on wet roads.

43. This material has a durable and easy to clean surface.

44. This kind of air conditioning system is practical and economical for the needs of your company.

45. Our products are of superb quality as well as the typical oriental make-up.

Part II

46. Our silk garments are made of super pre silk materials and by traditional silks.

47. The garments are magnificent and tasteful and have a long enjoyed great fame both at home and abroad.

48. As our typewriters are made of light and hard alloy, they are both portable and durable.

49. The hand bags we quoted are all made of the best leather and of various kinds of styles and colors in order to meet the requirements of all walks of life in your country.

50. As our product has all the features you need and is 20% cheaper compared with that of Japanese make, I strongly recommend it to you.

51. Vacuum cleaners of this brand are competitive in the international market and are the best-selling products of their Kind.

52. “Forever” multiple speed racing bicycles are sure to be salable in your market.

53. Owing to its superior quality and reasonable price, our silk has met with a warm reception and quick sale in most European countries.

54. We feel that our product is the best kind in Asia and we can very well compete against Japan in price.

55. Our goods are greatly appreciated in other markets similar to your own.

56. By virtue of this superior quality, this product is often sold out of stock in many areas.

57. Our products are superior in quality and moderate in price and are sure to be saleable in your market.

58. These items are most salable in our market.

59. There has been a steady demand in our market for this kind of toy.

60. We have the pleasure in recommending you the goods similar to the samples you sent.