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    Default Re: reply my offer in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Not grammatically.

    If you ask me, I will.
    If you asked me, I would.
    Should it be "If you ask me" or "If you asked me"? When should I use ask or asked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Should it be "If you ask me" or "If you asked me"? When should I use ask or asked?
    Either of them would work in your particular scenario, but you need to use the correct tense as Barb D showed you:

    "Asked" goes with "would" and "ask" go with "will".

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    Default Re: reply my offer in mind

    The buyer offer is too low, can I reply with:

    "I am willing to negotiate but I am looking for a fair price. A laptop priced under $300 is already a very good deal. ......"

    Is there anything wrong with the above sentence?

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    Default Re: reply my offer in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    The buyer offer is too low, can I reply with:

    "I am willing to negotiate but I am looking for a fair price. A laptop priced under $300 is already a very good deal. ......"

    Is there anything wrong with the above sentence?
    That's fine. As the others have said, if you tell the buyer that your bottom price is $200, they're not going to offer you any more than that. Starting with "I'm willing to negotiate ..." is perfect.

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    Default Re: reply my offer in mind

    Is there something called "give and take" during negotiation? I want to say something like why not we compromise each other and give and take, but I am not sure how to say it.
    Last edited by goodstudent; 11-Dec-2011 at 14:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Is there something called "give and take" during negotiation? I want to say something like why not we compromise each other and give and take, but I am not sure how to say it.
    Why don't we meet in the middle?
    Why don't we compromise and meet in the middle?
    Why don't we stop haggling and just go halfway?
    Why don't we split the difference and say $225 (or relevant figure)?

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    Default Re: reply my offer in mind

    I want to say something like when we are dealing, we can deal by cash.

    Let me know if these sentences are ok or there are better suggestions:

    If we can come to terms to deal, we can make payment by cash.

    If the deal is confirmed, we can make payment by cash.

    If we agree to deal, we can make payment by cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I want to say something like when we are dealing, we can deal by cash.

    Let me know if these sentences are ok or there are better suggestions:

    If we can come to terms to deal, we can make payment by cash.

    If the deal is confirmed, we can make payment by cash.

    If we agree to deal, we can make payment by cash
    In your suggestions, "we can make payment" doesn't work because you are not both going to make a payment. Only the buyer will make a payment. You will receive payment.

    We also don't say "If we can come to terms to deal..."

    Once we've agreed on the price, I'm happy to take payment in cash.
    Once the deal is finalised, you can pay me in cash.

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