Conversation: 12. The Sale Is Over
12. The Sale Is Over

1. Repeat


A: Excuse me, but is this dress on sale?

B: The dress was on sale yesterday.

A: Are you sure? I'd be happy to pay the sale price today.

B: I'm so sorry, but rules are rules.

A: I'll just check out a few other stores.

B: I'm sorry I couldn't help you.

2. Repeat


A: Pardon me. Is this dress on sale?

B: Actually, the sale ended yesterday.

A: You know, it's only one day later. How about giving me the sale price?

B: I'm sorry, but I can't change the price that's in the computer.

A: Let me think about it. Maybe I'll wait until the next sale.

B: Take a look around. Maybe you'll see something else you like.

3. Repeat


A: Is this dress on sale?

B: It was on sale—yesterday.

A: Still, couldn't you sell it to me today at the sale price?

B: I'm sorry, but I'd lose my job if I sold it to you at yesterday's sale price.

A: I had my heart set on buying this dress.

B: Well, feel free to browse. We have other items on sale today.

4. Repeat


A: Am I right in thinking that this dress is on sale?

B: I'm sorry. You're one day too late for the sale.

A: Couldn't you still sell it today at the sale price?

B: I'm sorry. One day can make a big difference sometimes.

A: No problem. Other stores are having sales. I'll check them out.

B: Before you go, let me show you some other dresses that are on sale.

5. Repeat


A: Am I mistaken, or is this dress on sale?

B: I'm very sorry. The sale ended yesterday.

A: I really like this dress, but I want to pay the sale price.

B: If you like, I can put you on our mailing list for the next sale.

A: That's okay. Some days you win, some days you lose.

B: Let me ask my manager when he thinks this dress will be on sale again.


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