R: How about 15% the first six months, and the second six months at 12%, with a guarantee of 3000 units?
D: Thats a lot to sell, with very low profit margins.
R: Its about the best we can do, Dan. (pause) We need to hammer something out (敲定)today. If I go back empty-handed, I may be coming back to you soon to ask for a job. (smiles)
D: (smiles) O.K., 17% the first six months, 14% for the second?!
R: Good. Lets iron out(解决)the remaining details. When do you want to take delivery(取货)?
D: Wed like you to execute the first order by the 31st.
R: Let me run through this again: the first shipment for 1500 units, to be delivered in 27 days, by the 31st.
D: Right. We couldnt handle much larger shipments.
R: Fine. But Id prefer the first shipment to be 1000 units, the next 2000. The 31st is quite soon ---- I cant guarantee 1500.
D: I can agree to that. Well, if theres nothing else, I think weve settled everything.
R: Dan, this deal promises big returns(赚大钱)for both sides. Lets hope its the beginning of a long and prosperous relationship.