Unit Five. Inquiries and Replies. 询 价 及 回 复. 1. Introduction Types of inquiries Layout of an inquiry. 2. Inquiry. Principles. 3. Reply. Layout of an Reply. inquiry. seller. product. buyer. reply. Two Types of Inquiry.
Inquiries and Replies
询 价 及 回 复
Types of inquiries
Layout of an inquiry
Layout of an Reply
Two Types of Inquiry
Subject: Silver Streak Mountain Bicycle
We are interested in your Silver Streak mountain bicycle. If we order 100 units, how much would they cost? Could you give us a discount? If so, how much? Also, how long does the guarantee last? Finally, how soon could you deliver when you receive our order?
Would you please let us know as soon as you can?
Thank you for your letter of 15 January. As you asked, we are happy to enclose our latest illustrated catalogue and price list. Also, we are separately sending you some samples and feel confident that when you have examined them you will agree the products are both excellent in quality and reasonable in price.
On regular purchases in quantities of not less than 100 dozen of individual items you can obtain a discount of 2%. Payment is to be made by irrevocable L/C at sight.
Because of their softness and durability, our all cotton bed-sheets and pillowcases are rapidly becoming popular. After studying our prices you will not be surprised to learn that we find it difficult to meet the demand.
We hope this information will prove useful to you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions on this or any other matters.
Subject: Bicycle Model
Thank you for inquiring about our Silver Streak mountain bicycle.
Unfortunately this model is temporarily out of stock, because of the Christmas rush, but we could deliver 100 units to you by the end of January and give a seasonal discount of 2%.
We also have other models that could be delivered immediately. The Flying 102 model, for instance, is becoming one of our most popular bicycles because it is lightweight but very strong, although the cost is a little more than the Silver Streak. If you would like to receive Christmas delivery of this or any other bicycle in the enclosed brochure, please let us know.
In the meantime, we send you our best wishes for a happy holiday!
Answers of Exercises
Thank you for your letter of July 15 for our digital cameras.
As you enquired, we are enclosing our latest illustrated catalogue and price list.As for terms
of payment, weusually require confirmed, irrevocable letter of Credit payable by draft at sight.
We have already sold some of those cameras to China and now are represented there by Far East Import & Export Ltd., Shanghai. Would you please contact the company directly? We think the firm may supply you with more details of our cameras. We feel confident you will find our products both excellent in quality and very reasonable in price. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
We noted from your letter of May 21 that you are interested in our stationery but find our quotation of April 30 too high to conclude.
We would inform you that our price has been accepted by other buyers in your city, at which substantial business has been done and that inquiries have kept flooding in over the past few months. Such being the case, we cannot cut our price. As a matter of fact, it is only in view of our long-standing trade relations that we offered you such a favorable price.
We hope you will reconsider it and fax us as soon as you can.