We have an exchange student from Germany, and he wants to buy a laptop here before he goes back home. I helped him to ask about the price of a certain mode of ASUS, and the boss quoted/offered NT57,500 dollars for the laptop. I suggested he should cut/leave/take the NT 500 dollars off. That is, we try to make it a deal at NT 57,000 dollars.
I find it hard to say the above because it's not my field. Correct me if there is anything wrong. Thanks.
Thanks, svartnik and Anglika.
Just a clarification on the use of 'cut':
- cut the price by NT500 dollars
- cut NT500 dollars off the price
Your sentence did not use the word 'price' (as in the second example above), and without the word 'price', I would prefer 'take' in your sentence -- not 'cut'.
I also agree with Anglika's suggestion to use the subjunctive:
I suggested he take the NT 500 dollars off.