13. Negotiating the Price (1)


A: I would love to rent this apartment.

B: I'm happy to hear you say that.

A: How much are you asking for every month?

B: I'm renting this apartment out for $1050 a month.

A: That is quite a lot of money for just one month.

B: That is a fair price.

A: What do you say to $850 a month?

B: That's no good.

A: It's either $850 or nothing at all.

B: I won't go any lower than $1050.

A: Could you please go lower?

B: That's the best I can do.


A: This apartment is wonderful.

B: I'm glad you like it.

A: How much would I have to pay for rent?

B: The rent is $1050 each month.

A: That's way too much money.

B: It isn't too much.

A: How about if I pay $850?

B: I can't take that.

A: I can't go any higher than $850.

B: I honestly don't know what else to tell you.

A: You can't go any lower than that?

B: If you can't afford $1050, then we have no deal.


A: I think I may rent this apartment from you.

B: That's great to hear.

A: How much are you looking to rent it for?

B: For each month you would have to pay $1050.

A: That is too expensive.

B: I don't think that is too much for rent.

A: How does $850 a month sound to you?

B: That's not enough.

A: That's the best that I can do.

B: $850 a month is not enough money.

A: Would you please reconsider?

B: That's my final offer. Take it or leave it.

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