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    roll back

    "If you order the same amount of goods, we are going to roll back the price by five percent." Is it correct to use "roll back" meaning to reduce the price?

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    Re: roll back

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "If you order the same amount of goods, we are going to roll back the price by five percent." Is it correct to use "roll back" meaning to reduce the price?
    I wouldn't use it.

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    Re: roll back

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't use it.
    Is there a subtle that doesn't fit in this context?

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    Re: roll back

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is there a subtle that doesn't fit in this context?
    I wouldn't use "roll back", I would use "reduce".

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    Re: roll back

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't use "roll back", I would use "reduce".
    How about "scale back"?

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    #6

    Re: roll back

    Wal Mart advertises in the US that they continually are "rolling back" their prices.

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    Re: roll back

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Wal Mart advertises in the US that they continually are "rolling back" their prices.
    Sounds OK in the US?

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    Re: roll back

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Sounds OK in the US?
    Can we use scale back in this context?

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    #9

    Re: roll back

    The term "roll back" implies that the prices were lower in the past, and they are rolling back to the prices to when things where cheaper. I wouldn't use it in your context.

    Try: We will discount the price by 5%. We will offer you a 5% discount.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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