R： How about 15% the first six months， and the second six months at 12%， with a guarantee of 3000 units？
D： That's a lot to sell， with very low profit margins.
R： It's 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. Let's iron out（解决）the remaining details. When do you want to take delivery（取货）？
D： We'd 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 couldn't handle much larger shipments.
R： Fine. But I'd prefer the first shipment to be 1000 units， the next 2000. The 31st is quite soon —— I can't guarantee 1500.
D： I can aGREe to that. Well， if there's nothing else， I think we've settled everything.
R： Dan， this deal promises big returns（赚大钱）for both sides. Let's hope it's the beginning of a long and prosperous relationship.