Mr. Smith: This is our rock-bottom price, Mr. Wang. We can't make any further concessions.
Mr. Wang: If that's the case, there's not much point in further discussion. We might as well call the whole deal off!
Mr. Smith: What I mean is that we'll never be able to come down to your price. The gap is too great.
Mr. Wang: I think it is unwise for either of us to insist on our own price. How about meeting each other half way and each making a further concession so that business can be concluded?
Mr. Smith: What is your proposal?
Mr. Wang: Your unit price is 100 dollars higher than we can accept. When I suggested we meet each other half way, I meant it literally.
Mr. Smith: Do you mean to suggest that we have to make a further reduction of 50 dollars in our price? That's impossible!
Mr. Wang: What would you suggest?
Mr. Smith: The best we can do will be a reduction of another 30 dollars. That'll definitely be rock-bottom.
Mr. Wang: That still leaves a gap of 20 dollars to be covered. Let's meet each other half way once more, then the gap will be closed and our business will be completed.
Mr. Smith: You certainly have a way of talking me into it. All right, let's meet half way again.
Mr. Wang: I'm glad we've come to an agreement on price. We'll go on to the other terms and conditions at our next meeting.
Mr. Smith: Yes, there's one other point I wish to clear up.
Mr. Wang: What is it?
Mr. Smith: My friends in business circles all seem to be of the opinion that the Chinese import and export corporations have become more flexible in doing business recently.
Mr. Wang: Yes, they're right. In fact, we have either restored or adopted international practices in our foreign trade.
Mr. Smith: I'm glad to hear that. With a view to expanding and further enhancing the bilateral relations between our two parties, and in particular, exchanging timely views on specific problems in the?execution and enforcement of contracts, is it possible for us to have a representative that could stay permanently in Beijing?
Mr. Wang: Basically speaking, yes. We welcome the establishment of representative offices by foreign companies in Beijing. Of course, there are more details to be attended to. We cannot settle it in a few words.
Mr. Smith: Yes, of course. I'll call my home office tonight and let them know about it. When do we meet again?
Mr. Wang: How about tomorrow morning at 9:00?
Mr. Smith: Good. I'll come back tomorrow, and we can then discuss it more specifically.
This is our rock-bottom price, Mr. Wang. We can't make any further concessions.
This is our best quotation. I am afraid we can't go any further.
This is our lowest quotation. I am afraid we can't go any further.
There is no room for reduction because this is our lowest quotation.
That's the best we can do. We can't take less.
That's the lowest price we can offer. We can't move any further.
Our price has already been to its lowest level. We can't go any further.
We have already cut the price very fine. We can't go any further.
This is our last quotation. I am afraid we can't go any further.
2. If that's the case, there's not much point in further discussion.
If that's the case, there will be no necessity in further discussion.
If that's the case, there will not be necessary in further discussion.
If that's the case, there is no room for us to discuss further.
If that's the case, there will be no point in further discussion.
3. We might as well call the whole deal off!
We might as well drop the business!
We might as well cancel the deal!
We might as well stop the deal!
Please call your dog off-it's frightening the children.
4. I think it is unwise for either of us to insist on our own price.
I don't think it is wise for both us to insist on our respective price.
I think it is unwise for both of us to insist on our own price.
I think it is unwise for us to hold on our price.
5. You certainly have a way of talking me into it.
You certainly have a way of talking me over to it.
You certainly have a way of making me convinced.
You certainly have a way of persuading me to accept it.
I tried to talk her out of coming.
We finally managed to talk them over / round (to our way of thinking).
6. There's one other point I wish to clear up.
There's another point I wish to clarify.
There's one other point I wish to settle.
7. Of course, there are more details to be attended to.
Of course, we have more details to look out.
Of course, we have to pay attention to more details.
I have my business to attend to.
We have another event to attend on the same day.