2011-10-20 0:54:39 Jack
R: Even with volume sales, our coats for the Exec-U-Ciser won‘t go down much.
D: Just what are you proposing?
R: We could take a cut（降低）on the price. But 25% would slash our profit margin（毛利率）.We suggest a compromise――10%.
D: That‘s a big change from 25! 10 is beyond my negotiating limit. (pause) Any other ideas?
R: I don‘t think I can change it right now. Why don‘t we talk again tomorrow?
D: Sure. I must talk to my office anyway. I hope we can find some common ground（共同信念）on this.
D: Robert, I‘ve been instructed to reject the numbers you proposed; but we can try to come up with some thing else.
R: I hope so, Dan. My instructions are to negotiate hard on this deal――but I‘m try very hard to reach some middle ground（互相妥协）.
D: I understand. We propose a structured deal（阶段式和约）. For the first six months, we get a discount of 20%, and the next six months we get 15%.
R: Dan, I can‘t bring those numbers back to my office――they‘ll turn it down flat（打回票）.
D: Then you‘ll have to think of something better, Robert.