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    How to answer this question

    I told a person that the product cost $120. How can I answer his reply "$120 seems a little high. Is that the best you can do?"

    I would like to reply the person $100

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    Re: How to answer this question

    'I can go as low as $100.'

    'I can let you have it for $100 but no less.'

    'I'll take $100 and that's my lowest offer.'

    '$100 — take it or leave it.'

    'How about $100?'

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    Re: How to answer this question

    not a teacher

    There are many ways you could reply.
    These are just a few possibilities.

    I'm prepared to go down to $100.
    I'll go to $100, but no less/lower.
    I'll take $100 for it.
    OK, how about $100?
    How does $100 sound?
    $100 is my lowest price.

    Or you could say, "OK, make me an offer". He might say $110.

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    Re: How to answer this question

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'I can go as low as $100.'

    'I can let you have it for $100 but no less.'

    'I'll take $100 and that's my lowest offer.'

    '$100 — take it or leave it.'

    'How about $100?'
    Will 'How about $100?' encourage the other party to make an offer or negotiate some more to below $100?

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    Re: How to answer this question

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    Will 'How about $100?' encourage the other party to make an offer or negotiate some more to below $100?


    If he likes the offer of $100 he'll take it. If he wants to go lower then he might suggest another price, but he has that option no matter how you offer the $100. Even if you say "$100 is as low as I'll go", he might still say something like "It's not a bad price, but how about $95?". Then it's up to you, you can say that $100 is still your bottom price, or take his $95, or even suggest $97.50 (called "meeting him halfway" or "splitting the difference").
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Jan-2014 at 12:12. Reason: Added quote box

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    Re: How to answer this question

    Note that "How to answer this question" is not a question. Possible questions are:

    How do/should/can I answer this question?


    I prefer 'reply to' to 'answer' in a context like this.
    Last edited by 5jj; 23-Jan-2014 at 21:35.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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