to come to an agreement
to come to a decision
a tight budget
to go for charge
to cut price down
to knock sth. off
to drive a bargain
[Informal] to haggle the price
[Informal] to beat down the price
to reduce the price
to lower the price
to cut price down
to mark down prices
to bring down prices
to negotiate prices
to balance the budget
We are very eager to come to a deal as soon as possible.（我們非常希望能儘早達成交易。）
Would it be possible to order 2,800 units at HKD 50,000?（可不可能以港幣五萬訂購二千八百件呢？）
The price you quoted is a little out of our budget.（你報的價有點超出我們的預算。）
● ‘Unfortunately, ______________ does not allow us to meet the quoted price.’
例句：Unfortunately, our budget does not allow us to meet the quoted price.
● ‘At the current rate, we would have to + _______V._______’
例句：At the current rate, we would have to lower our order from 4,000 to 3,000 units.
● ‘Is there any way we could + _______V._______?’
例句：Is there any way we could get 4,000 units for HKD$60,000?
● 'We would like to come to a deal …… '
例句：We would like to come to a deal as soon as possible.
Our market survey shows that your price is generally at least 6% higher compared with your competitors.
That would leave us no room for profit.
（‘leave no room’：沒有餘地）
If you cannot offer this price, I’m afraid that we would have to look at getting other suppliers for this job.
If we increase our order by 150 units, can you give us a better deal?
Date: August,16, 2018
To: Braden Petersen
From: Faye Chan
Subject: Over Our Budget
Greetings Mr. Petersen,
Thank you for your prompt 迅速的 reply. I wasn't expecting to hear back from you so quickly. [超出預算 Unfortunately, our budget does not allow us to meet the quoted price.] Due to other investments, our funds are limited. [狀況說明 At the current rate, we would have to lower our order from 5000 to 3000 units.] Since this number is a bit too small for our needs, we are forced to ask for a discount. [議價 Is there any way we could get 5000 units for $120,000?]
In our past dealings you have known us to be very straightforward. We also appreciate your willingness 樂意 to accommodate 迎合;遷就 our needs. That is why we come back to do business with your company.
We are in somewhat of a hurry to receive the units, so [期待達成交易 we would like to come to a deal as soon as possible. Thank you again.]
Faye Chan, Area Manager
Date: August 17, 2018
To: Faye Chan
From: Braden Petersen
Subject: Re: Over Our Budget
Dear Faye Chan,
We understand your budget and time constraints 限制. For the number you mentioned, the best we can offer is 4800 units. Your business is important to us, so we are willing to offer a one-time discount. If you really need 5000 units, then our price will be $126,000. Is either of these terms acceptable?
Braden Petersen, Sales Associate