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    Price good for 3 days

    Hello,

    I want to let the buyer know that the price that I offer will last for 3 days. Below are some sentences that I want to express but I am not sure exactly the right way to do it.

    The product cost $123. Price valid for the next 3 days.
    The product cost $123. Pricing good for the next 3 days.
    The product cost $123. Price good until 16 Jul 12.
    The product cost $123. Pricing only good until 16 Jul 12.
    The product cost $123. Pricing good until 16 Jul 12 only.

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    Re: Price good for 3 days

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Hello,

    I want to let the buyer know that the price that I offer will last for 3 days. Below are some sentences that I want to express but I am not sure exactly the right way to do it.

    The product cost $123. Price valid for the next 3 days. This might not be clear to the reader, depending on the date published.
    The product cost $123. Pricing good for the next 3 days. Same as above.
    The product cost $123. Price good until 16 Jul 12. You might want to insert ".....until close of business 16 Jul...."
    The product cost $123. Pricing only good until 16 Jul 12. Same as above.
    The product cost $123. Pricing good only until close of business 16 Jul 12 only.
    The use of "until' can be confusing because literally it means "up to that time/date" (but not including), even though it is generally understood, in that context, to mean "including". Also, I don't think "The" is necessary.
    Last edited by billmcd; 13-Jul-2012 at 15:08. Reason: typo

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    Re: Price good for 3 days

    The products cost.
    The proudct costs.

    Not The product cost, if you're using "cost" as a verb.

    However, the cost (noun) is what you paid. The price is what you're selling it for.
    The product price is $123. This price is good only until ...
    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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    Re: Price good for 3 days

    I always thought "until" means including the day. For example if I say I work until Friday. It means I work on Friday too? Am I right?

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    Re: Price good for 3 days

    It will never be completely clear which is meant, the same as "by."
    I must receive your offer by Friday - it could mean close of business Friday, or it could mean before Friday occurs.
    You need to use extra words to explain exactly what is meant. It's good until noon (GMT) Friday. It's due by noon (GMT) Friday. Etc.
    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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